Friends of Dance Lecture Series

Benda Dixon Gottschild at lectern
Brenda Dixon Gottschild lectured on the black dancing body, February 8, 2011.


Moving Our Stories: Embodiment, Dance, and Social Justice, Dr. Julie Johnson (Spelman College), February 7, 2017


Argentine Tango for People with Parkinson's Disease: A Neuroscientific Perspective, Dr. Madeline Hackney (Emory School of Medicine), February 8, 2016

The Use of Imagery in Dance: From Theory to Practice, Amit Abraham (Emory PhD Candidate), September 15, 2015


Inside the Dancer's Studio with Helen Pickett and Tara Lee, (Atlanta Ballet), March 3, 2015

Dance is a Weapon: Choreographing Protest During the Great Depression, Dr. Victoria Phillips (Columbia University), October 6, 2014


A Century of Rites: The Making of an Avant-Garde Tradition, Dr. Lynn Garafola (Barnard College), September 17, 2013

Dance on its Own Terms, Melanie Bales (The Ohio State University), February 25, 2014


Worlding Bodies, Bodying History: Pina Bausch's Late Style in the World Cities Performances of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, Dr. Kate Elswit (Stanford University), September 18, 2012

The Merging of Neuroanatomy and Contemporary Modern Dance, Pamela Pietro (New York University), February 19, 2013


Choreographing a Life's Landscape: Anna Halprin's Dances in the Environment, Dr. Janice Ross (Stanford University), September 13, 2011

Love Poems to God: The Contemplative Artistry of Dianne McIntyre, Dr. Veta Goler (Spelman College), February 7, 2012

B-Girling: A Herstory of Hip Hop Dance and Culture, Teena Marie Custer, September 14, 2010

Researching Performance: The (Black) Dancing Body as a Measure of Culture, Brenda Dixon Gottschild, February 8, 2011

Where Dance and Science Meet: A Creativity Conversation, David Neumann (choreographer) and David Lynn (chair, Emory chemistry department), October 15, 2009

Foreign Exchange: American and Israeli Dance from Martha Graham to Ohad Naharin, Deborah Friedes Galili, Israeli dance scholar, February 24, 2010

Catherine Turocy
Catherine Turocy demonstrates Baroque dance during her lecture on March 3, 2009

Dancing for the Camera: An Interview with Dance Video Pioneer Dennis Diamond, October 7, 2008

From the Noble to the Grotesque, Catherine Turocy, The New York Baroque Dance Company, March 3, 2009

Dancing East: Three American Votaries of Asian Dance, Dr. Richard Long, October 23, 2007

Issues that Dance: Socio-Political Themes in David Dorfman's Choreography, David Dorfman, February 19, 2008


Limón’s Choreography as a Cultural Reconciliation, Ann Vachon, September 26, 2006

“Everybody Dance Now!” Social Dance in America, Dr. Sally Sommer, February 8, 2007


Isadora: Legendary Woman, Iconic Dancer, Dr. Richard Long, October 18, 2005

Dancing to Repair the World: Tikkun Olam in Modern Dance, Douglas Rosenberg, February 27, 2006


Recent Work, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, September 21, 2004

Ted Shawn: Pioneer American Male Dancer, Dr. Richard Long, February 15, 2005


Cambodian Dance: History and Mystery, Dr. Richard Long, September 16, 2003

Big-Legged Women: Tina Turner, Modern Dance and New Notions of Black Women’s Identity, Dr. Veta Goler, February 10, 2004


Illusion as Dance: The Case of Loie Fuller, Dr. Richard Long, October 8, 2002

Restructuring Dance’s Narrative, Deborah Jowitt, January 30, 2003


Dancing East: Orientalism and American Dance 1900-1940, Dr. Richard Long, October 23, 2001

Alvin Ailey’s Revelations: Of Time and Transformations, Dr. Thomas F. De Frantz, February 19, 2002


Improbable Muse, Dr. Richard Long, October 10, 2000

Lori Belilove Lecture/Demonstration, Lori Belilove, February 12, 2001


Katherine Dunham: Paths of a Pioneer, Dr. Richard Long, October 6, 1999

Mario and the Miracle of Balinese Dance, Dr. Richard Long, February 16, 2000


Homage, Plagiarism, Allusion, Quotation: Negotiating Choreographic Appreciation, Dr. Sally Banes, October 22, 1998


Ramayana Dance Drama, Dr. Richard Long, September 24, 1997

Maybe She Just Wanted to Roam, Celeste Miller, March 19, 1998


Doris Humphrey: A Modern Dance Pioneer, Meli Kaye, April 9, 1997