Emory Dance Program Unveils 2013-2014 Season
With interdisciplinary collaborations, behind-the-scenes glimpses into the choreographic process, community workshops and classes, and imaginative new choreography by faculty and guest artists, the Emory Dance Program's 2013-2014 season explores the evolution of movement languages, offering something for any dance enthusiast's palate.
Emory Dance Company
Emory Dance Company presents its Fall Concert, an evening of contemporary dance created by Emory dance faculty, Anna Leo, George Staib, and Lori Teague and guest artistsEmily Johnson and Kristin O'Neal, November 21-23. The Emory Dance Company Spring Concert takes place April 24-26 and will feature new works created by students.
Friends of Dance Lecture Series
In "A Century of Rites: The Making of an Avant-Garde Tradition," Barnard College professor of dance Lynn Garafola discusses "The Rite of Spring", choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky, with music by Igor Stravinsky. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of this legendary work of formal radicalism, Garafola, a dance historian and critic, proves how this ballet's conceptual freedom demonstrates its modernity and its engagement with the contemporary world. In anticipation of the lecture, the Emory Dance Program presents"Know your Rites": a video screening of Nijinsky's full length ballet and Pina Bausch's version.
Melanie Bales, author, dance professor at The Ohio State University, and Laban movement analyst, presents "Dance on Its Own Terms" on Tuesday, February 25 and discusses emergent dance-centered research methodologies to emphasize the importance of dance history and core disciplinary knowledge over theories imported from disciplines outside dance.