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Conference at Hunter College

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#1 Alexandra


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Posted 30 April 2002 - 07:13 AM

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

MAY 3-5, 2002

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



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
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


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

#2 Ari


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Posted 30 April 2002 - 09:23 AM

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

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