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Conference at Hunter College

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There's a conference coming up at Hunter College that looks absolutely fascinating -- lots of early modern dance stuff, technique classes, performance (some ballet, a Balanchine class, some Tudor excerpts). The technique classes would be of special interest to me -- the chance to see a Graham, then a Hawkins, a Cunningham, etc. class is very rare these days. And Katherine Dunham is scheduled to appear!

If anyone goes to this, PLEASE post about it.

Here's the program:

The Hunter College Dance Program

In Association with The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Presents

SHARING THE LEGACY

DANCE MASTERWORKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

MAY 3-5, 2002

CONCERT MAY 3, 2002

HISTORIC CONCERT

May 3, 2002

The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College

(69th St. between Lexington and Park Avenues)

for reservations call: (212) 772-4448

students/seniors $12 general $20

Concert Program

Martha Graham: Lamentation

performed by guest artist

Katherine Crockett

member of the Graham Dance Company

Alvin Ailey: Hidden Rites

Trisha Brown: Line Up

Hanya Holm: Kindertotenleider

José Limón: A Choreographic Offering

Alwin Nikolais: Tensile Involvement

Helen Tamiris: Women's Song

Antony Tudor: The Planets

Charles Weidman: Lynchtown; Bargain Counter

These works will be performed by college students from:

Duke University, Hofstra College, Hunter College, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the

University of Utah

Conference Presenters include:

Sandra Aberkalns, Carolyn Adams, Katherine Crockett, Christine Dakin, Claudia Gitelman, Meg Harper, Bill Hastings, Lourdes Lopez, Murray Louis, Gloria McLean, Milton Myers,

Madeleine M. Nichols, Mark Jones, Carla Maxwell, Gerald Otte, Norton Owen, Wendy Perron, Adam Pinsker, Peggy Schwartz, Vicky Shick, Deirdre Towers, Ann Vachon, Sylvia Waters, and the renowned Katherine Dunham

Conference Schedule of Events

Friday May 3, 2002

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:15-10:45 Cunningham Technique Class (studio A) - Meg Harper

Balanchine Ballet Class (studio B)

11:00-11:45 Welcome: President of Hunter College Jennifer J. Raab

Keynote Address Murray Louis

12:00-1:30 Horton Technique Class (studio A) - Milton Myers

Trisha Brown Repertory Class (studio B) - Vicky Shick

1:45-2:30 Lunch

2:45-4:00 Lecture and Video Presentation, "A Different Slant: Personality vs. Philosophy in Dance Video Documentaries." (studio C) - Diedre Towers and Ann Vachon

Hawkins Technique Class (studio A) - Gloria McLean

8:00 HISTORIC CONCERT - KAYE PLAYHOUSE AT HUNTER COLLEGE

SATURDAY MAY 4, 2002

9:00-10:30 Limón Technique Class (studio A) - Carla Maxwell

Nikolais Technique Class (studio B) - Gerald Otte

10:45-12:30 Panel: "Preserving the Legacy" moderator: Wendy Perron

panelists:

Sandra Alberkalns-Dance Notation Bureau

Lourdes Lopez-Board Member, Balanchine Trust

Madeleine M. Nichols-Curator of the Dance Collection

Performing Arts Library, New York

Norton Owen-Director of Preservation, Jacob's Pillow

Sylvia Waters-Artistic Director, Ailey II

12:45-1:45 Lunch

2:00-3:30 Dance Workshop and Lecture on Bushasche (war dance)

as staged by Pearl Primus (studio A) - Peggy Schwartz

3:45-5:15 Fosse Jazz Technique Class (studio B) - Bill Hastings

Sunday May 5, 2002

8:45-9:45 Pilates Mat Class (studio A) - Johanna S. Meyer

10:00-11:30 Conversation and Dance Workshop with the renowned

Katherine Dunham

11:45-1:30 Panel: "Passing on the Legacy" moderator: Mark Jones

panelists: Carolyn Adams-Curator of American Dance

Legacy Institute at Brown University, former dancer for

Paul Taylor, Julliard faculty Christine Dakin-Principle Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company

Claudia Gitelman-Dance Historian, Teacher, Choreographer

Adam Pinsker-Arts Writer and Consultant

1:30-200 Concluding Remarks

(Schedule subject to change)

Conference Registration

Full Conference Panel Package Individual Sessions: $20

students/seniors $120 students/seniors $50

general $150 general $65 Concert Only: Box Office Reservations

-classes -concert tickets (212) 772-4448

-concert tickets -keynote

-keynote address -two panels

-panel discussions -video presentation

REGISTRATION

e-mail pre-registration to: cgr@hunter.cuny.edu or call (212) 772-5010

Please include your name, address, telephone #, and e-mail address

Make checks payable to: Hunter College Dance Program

Send to: Hunter College Dance Program, 695 Park Ave., Room 614 TH

New York, New York 10021

Registration will also be accepted at the door. Please note that class

participation is subject to space availability.

Conference and Concert Presented by the Hunter College Dance Program

In Association with The Harkness Foundation for Dance

Conference Planning Committee: Jana Feinman, Chair

Kimberley Bierley

Julia Gleich

Catherine Green

Jodi Kaplan

Logistics Committee: Mary Burns

Mariana Marquez

Kathleen Turner

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There's a long article about Katherine Dunham and her legacy in the St. Louis Post Dispatch—click here.

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