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Conversations on Dance and Disability with Evan Ruggiero

Date & Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 12:10 p.m.-1:30 p.m.




Mabel Smith Douglass Library

8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ, 08901


Presented by Mason Gross School of the Arts Integrated Dance Collaboratory, the Margery Somers Foster Center, and Rutgers Libraries

Ruggiero tap dancing

Evan Ruggiero is a self-identified disabled dance artist, specializing in musical theater and tap dance. This lecture-performance will include Ruggiero’s tap-dance demonstrations and a brief lecture on the history of peg-leg style tap dancing, referencing the historical artistic accomplishments of African American dancer Peg-Leg Bates, a single lateral lower leg amputee tap dancer from the early part of the 20th century who developed a unique tap dancing style that took the theatrical dance world by storm, nationally and internationally.

Registration is not required; however, due to current COVID-related restrictions, this event is restricted to university faculty, staff, and students.