Dialogues in Dance at Marymount – Nov. 9
To further the promotion and contextualization of dance in the college and the dance community at large, the Department of Dance at Marymount Manhattan College organizes
an annual lecture series called Dialogues in Dance.
On November 9, Laurie Uprichard will be talking about “Contemporary Dance at Home and Abroad: Perspectives and Aesthetics in the Global Village”, focusing on the diverse professional contemporary dance landscape in Europe and its relationship with practices in the U.S.
From the press release:
Modern Dance, a homegrown American art form, has been disseminated around the world since the 1950’s by American choreographers and teachers — by the “offspring” of Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Alwin Nikolais, Trisha Brown etc. Establishing firm bases in Western and Eastern Europe (as well as in Asia, South America, and the Pacific), the aesthetics of Contemporary Dance have diverged from their American counterpart. Government support and the resulting funding structures have played a large part in the growth of dance in Europe in particular. This Dialogue in Dance will focus on the diverse professional contemporary dance landscape in Europe and its relationship with practices in the U.S.
Should be fascinating and no-one is more qualified to talk about this than Laurie, who just moved back to NYC!! Yay!!
Dialogues in Dance
November 9, 2011 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Great Hall @ Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street NYC