October 2014 Bulletin

This month’s bulletin arrives a few days late as I was in residence at Wilson College in Pennsylvania last week…which must be one of the most beautiful college campuses in the US!

scenes from around Wilson College
Scenes from around Wilson College.

During my residency, I gave two dance history lectures (on Katherine Dunham, and Kurt Jooss), taught four technique classes, coached three choreography labs, and gave feedback to the student choreographers for their upcoming fall concert. And, I also created a new dance in collaboration with four students in the program.

Generally, I don’t comment publicly about the schools I visit, but I have to say that I am impressed with the level of craft I saw in the student choreography. The dance program is working at the intersection of artistic and scholarly inquiry, and these young dancers are working in the direction of being artist-scholars–something I have to celebrate whenever I see it. Seeing that was icing on the cake of a great residency.

I’m also pleased to announce that the French translation of my book is officially available (received my copy just before heading out of town). That release, coupled with my time in Pennsylvania, made a wonderful kick-off for fall!

Hope your fall is also starting on a high note. Please drop me a note and let me know what you’re up to this season.

– Joshua