Movers & Shapers: Dr. Hannah Kosstrin

By November 28, 2018November 29th, 2018Podcast



Dr. Hannah Kosstrin


Release Date: 11.28.18


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Dr. Hannah Kosstrin is a dance historian whose work engages dance, Jewish, and gender studies, modes of movement analysis, and digital projects. She is on the faculty of the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University and is affiliated with the Melton Center for Jewish Studies and Center for Slavic and East European Studies. She is author of Honest Bodies: Revolutionary Modernism in the Dances of Anna Sokolow(Oxford University Press, 2017), which was awarded Finalist (second place) for the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies in the category of Jews and the Arts. Her work also appears in Dance Research Journal, Dance Chronicle, The International Journal of Screendance, Dance on Its Own Terms: Histories and Methodologies(ed. Bales and Eliot), Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings(ed. Croft), and The Futures of Dance Studies(ed. Manning, Ross, and Schneider). She is Faculty Lead for the HoloLens augmented reality dance scoring application LabanLens supported by Ohio State, and Project Director for the dance scoring iPad app KineScribe supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Reed College, and Ohio State. Kosstrin has served the boards of the Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, and Dance Studies Association. She previously taught at Reed College, Wittenberg University, and Ohio University Pickerington Center, and worked with Columbus Movement Movement (cm2), which was named one ofDance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2007.


Digital Project: LabanLens

Digital Project: KineScribe




Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at

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