Covering Dance

Minnesota Dance and the Ecstasies of Influences (part 7)

Covering Dance
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Covering Dance
With Penelope Freeh, Rob Hubbard, Judith Brin Ingber, Camille LeFevre, Caroline Palmer, Susannah Schouweiler, and Linda Shapiro

It is difficult to express in words all that dance conveys. Documentation of dance performances through writing is an essential part of dance history. But the art of dance writing lies in the ability to evoke the essence of a dance experience, which is always at the vanishing point. Through the years, Minnesota has had many influential and substantial contributors to the field of dance writing, both locally and nationally. We will examine the ability of language to capture the power of dance.

Purpose

The energies behind creating The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts began decades ago with the determination of artists and supporters to build numerous opportunities for dance everywhere in the Twin Cities. The local dance communities have grown organically as the cities have expanded and new ideas and peoples have entered the scene. This series is a collective remembering and a way to draw on our past as a means of envisioning our future.

Partnership

This series is curated by Michèle Steinwald for The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with Judith Brin Ingber, choreographer and writer; Cecily Marcus, curator of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries; Nancy Mason Hauser, videographer, and Linda Shapiro, choreographer and writer, founders of the Minnesota Dance Pioneers Oral History Project.

Program support provided by The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries

Images from The Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries

a published review and the corresponding program with notes by Mike Steele

Upcoming

Apr 10
Sun @ 2:00pm

Next in the series:

Recovering Dance- Sunday, June 12, 2:00pm

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