Joan Frosch

Biography: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joan Frosch explores 21st century artmaking through the voices of often previously marginalized artists and thinkers, including the emergent voices of contemporary dancers and choreographers in Africa, and the African Diasporas of France and the USA. Joan’s creative path encompasses making and directing dance theatre, writing and producing as a dance ethnographer/activist, and, in 2007, co-directing her first documentary feature: Movement (R)evolution Africa. Joan’s experience includes being the inaugural Gwendolen M. Carter Fellow in African Studies, Professor of Dance and Assistant Director of the School of Theatre and Dance, affiliate faculty of the Centers for African Studies and Latin American Studies, and co-founder and co-director of the Center for World Arts, University of Florida which is a living laboratory exploring the interface of arts and culture. Her research has attracted national and international funding, and numerous honors and awards, such as the national Lilly Fellowship for innovative curriculum in Dance in World Cultures, the National Endowment for the Arts (Dance-Creativity), and the Cologne Choreographers’ Forum for her choreography, China.


Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Movement (R)evolution Africa (2010 – Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan).

Movement (R)evolution Africa (2007 – Joan Frosch, Alla Kovgan).