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October 2014 Bulletin

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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! During my residency, I gave two dance history lectures (on Katherine Dunham, and Kurt Jooss), taught four technique classes, coached three choreography labs, […]

Intro2Modern

French Edition

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My copy of the French translation arrived today. Other than the font style, the design and layout are pretty much exactly the same as the original edition. Thanks for all of your support!  

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Overdue

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It’s time to move past competitions like So You Think You Can Dance and put concert dance back on TV.

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Ballet’s Think Tank (Finally)

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As I said in my book, dance is at once a private and public act. While the “public” component of that statement may seem self-evident, most Americans don’t consider the extent to which that’s true beyond presentation/performance. Few move into deeper considerations of the inherent importance of concert dance in the history of western culture—that’s […]

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Domestic: Intro2Modern 3

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Dance Teacher magazine (online January 2013, offered as contest prize): Ideal for an undergraduate dance history of pedagogy course…[Legg] compares each artist’s methods through historical, cultural, pedagogical and aesthetic lenses. He also calls attention to the way the training of dancers has shifted [over time]…

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Domestic: Intro2Modern 2

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…His research is thorough…At the college or high school level, this would be a text that student might be asked to purchase in their freshman year in a dance program. It could then be used throughout the typical four years of study. Or, it could be 
 well-used for a one-semester survey course of modern […]

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Domestic: Intro2Modern 1

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I believe every public school dance teacher should have a copy in her classroom.︱Pamela Sofras, Professor & Chair, Dance Department, UNC Charlotte Much needed concepts in one book for next generation teachers!︱Susan Kirchner, Professor & Chair, Dance Department, Towson University Useful for students in understanding roots/influences of contemporary dance. ︱Nada Diachenko, Professor & Co-Director, Dance […]