Theatre Arts & Performance Studies


Dind is a scholar and artist obsessed with obsession and the performance of the non-normative social body. Her work seeks to explore performance and performativity outside of the realm of language, expression and communication. Her practice deals with what the French poet and educator Fernand Deligny as her artistic and scholarly father described as the “place that is not the place of saying,” art outside the boundaries of language. She is proudly Autistic, and aims to use her time at Brown to crip performance studies. Her work is located at the intersection of performance studies, disability studies and philosophy. Her research deals with butoh and Art Brut, which represent two of her long-standing obsessions. She has dedicated the past ten years to learning butoh. Since 2012, she collaborates with the multimedia artist and fellow Autistic individual Rolf Gerstlauer on a project titled “Drawing NN inside butoh”.

She received a BA in Psychology from the University of Toulouse, and an MA in International Culture and Communication Studies from Waseda University. In 2016-2017, she attended Pratt Institute’s MFA in Performance and Performance Studies program as a Fulbright scholarship recipient. In 2018, she received an advanced certificate in Disability Studies from CUNY.