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CalArts Alumni Magazine

Martina Young, Ph.D. (Dance BFA 78)

Martina Young, Ph.D. (Dance BFA 78) writes, “Dance artist and scholar of comparative myth, I am a guest artist/lecturer for the northern Nevada senior community of Revel Rancharrah. In February, I discussed and analyzed the iconic emblems and characteristics of deities of love, grace, and beauty: the Greek Aphrodite, Yoruba Oshun, and Hindu Saraswati. In April I began a series of talks, The Swan Lectures, based on my investigations of the swan image in world myth and identifying generative and healing aspects of the image for our contemporary world.”