How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World

Ann Cooper Albright ’81

One of the nation’s preeminent thinkers in dance studies—and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow—Ann Cooper Albright ’81 links somatics and politics to argue that a renewed attention to gravity, both as metaphor and as physical experience, can help transform moments of disorientation into an opportunity to reflect on individual resiliency and communal responsibility. In How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable WorldAlbright asks how our bodies are affected by repeated accounts of dissolution. What kind of fear gets lodged in connective tissue when our world seems in danger of falling apart? What are the implications of weightless social media exchanges on a generation of young adults? (Oxford University Press, 2018)

How to Land