Gerard M. Samuel is an Associate Professor: University of Cape Town, Centre for Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies and Head of CTDPS Dance Section. He is the Convener: Post Graduate studies in Dance, Editor: South African Dance Journal, and Chair of Confluences a biennial, international dance conference hosted by UCT.
His undergraduate teaching currently includes South African Performance Genealogies, and Global Performances Mutations and Migrations courses. His scientific focus area is Contemporary Dance in South Africa and the nexus it offers for reimagining notions of Other and Body. Through Post-colonial and phenomenological readings, he continues to investigate subfields of Dance discourse such as ballet, children’s dance theatre, dance as social healing, and performativity of the archive.