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Fulbright: Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Da

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#1 Amy Reusch

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Posted 13 July 2001 - 03:43 PM

I suppose this belongs in the links section, but it seemed like people interested in dance history would be the more likely audience:


Here's the press release I received:

International Dance Council - CID - Conseil International de la Danse
President's office grdance@hol.gr

(202) 331-1590


WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2001) -- The Fulbright Association has issued a
call for applications for the 2001 Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International
Scholarship on Dance Award. The award will enable a dance scholar to
present a major paper at the Fulbright Association's annual conference in
November. The award recipient will be chosen in a competition to be advised
by the founder of the fund, Dr. Selma Jeanne Cohen, preeminent dance
historian and founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance.

Outstanding dance scholars are invited to apply for the award, which will
fund the recipient's travel and expenses in conjunction with the Fulbright
Association conference. The competition is open to all dance scholars.
Proposal guidelines are available from the Fulbright Association and are
posted on its web site at [url="http://"http://www.fulbright.org/"]http://www.fulbright.org/[/url].

The inaugural Selma Jeanne Cohen Award was presented to Fulbright alumna
Leslie Friedman. The award supported Dr. Friedman's lecture, "Expression in
Dance," delivered at the Fulbright Association's annual conference Nov. 30
through Dec. 3, 2000 in Washington, D.C.

Dr Friedman said, "I looked at how one culture might understand another
culture and my idea of dance as a doorway for that understanding."

Her paper was based on research conducted in India on Indian dance and

The Fulbright Association is a private, non-profit organization that
supports and promotes the Fulbright Program, an international educational
and cultural exchange initiative created in 1946 by legislation sponsored by
the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. There are now over
200,000 Fulbright alumni throughout the world.


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