Sima Belmar

Sima Belmar, Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Department of Theater, Dance, & Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her writing has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Oakland Tribune, Dance Magazine, TDR, Journal of Dance & Somatic Practices, Performance Matters, Contemporary Theatre Review, and The Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies. Her writing on living in Naples can be found at To keep up with Sima’s writing please subscribe to

Jul 01, 2019
In Practice: Reconstructing Reconstruction with Chris Evans

May 16, 2019
In Practice: Performing Twinship: Molly & Aviva Rose-Williams

Apr 15, 2019
In Practice: Mary Armentrout Dance Theater’s listening creates an opening

Mar 21, 2019
In Practice: Holding Wait with Jo Kreiter

Feb 21, 2019
In Practice: Later Alastair Macaulay

Jan 01, 2019
In Practice: Going Health Nuts

Nov 01, 2018
In Practice: Dancing Around Race with Gerald Casel

Oct 01, 2018
In Practice: Patrick Makuakane’s Hula in Unusual Places

Sep 01, 2018
In Practice: Mahealani Uchiyama

Jul 01, 2018
In Practice: Book Review: Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora by Joanna Dee Das