Studies in Dance

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    749

Studies in Dance takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach to dance scholarship, while serving as an ongoing forum for discussion by established and younger scholars.  The Seminar embraces all forms of dance scholarship, regardless of discipline, research area, and methodology, and has the long-term goal of encouraging academic publication and new research.  The members include Barnard College and Columbia University faculty as well as independent scholars and faculty from other New York institutions, although speakers may come from outside the metropolitan area.


Chair
Professor Lynn Garafola
lg97@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Buck Wanner
brw2103@columbia.edu


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

10/09/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Exile in Mexico: Massine, Chagall, and World War I
Ninotchka Bennahum, University of California, Santa Barbara
Abstract




10/30/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Jerome Robbins-Composer in Words
Hiie Saumaa, Columbia University and the New York Library for the Performing Arts
Abstract




12/04/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Michael Jackson: US Deindustrialization’s Virtuoso Dancing Man
Judith Hamera, Princeton University
Abstract




01/29/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Nijinsky/Nietzsche Connections Reexamined
Nicole Svobodny, Washington University in St. Louis
Abstract




02/26/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Moving On: Movement Therapy for Twentieth-Century Trauma
Whitney Laemmli, Columbia University
Abstract




03/19/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Arthur Mitchell’s Dance Theatre Of Harlem: The Early Years
Zita Allen, Ailey College and Fordham University




04/23/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
Balanchine and Kirstein's American Enterprise
Jim Steichen, San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Abstract