Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lectures on the History of Dance

The week of August 1, 2001 Kaatsbaan offers three more informative and exciting lectures in our Historic Dance Theatre Series.
Limón Dance Company 

Monday, August 1, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.
Barefoot and Free: The History of Modern Dance
Joanna Dee returns to Kaatsbaan to discuss the history of Modern Dance: female choreographers Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis, Mary Wigman, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Katherine Dunham played a dominant role in the early formation of modern dance, while important male choreographers such as Red Shawn, Jose Limon, and Merce Cunningham helped shape the field. Helen tamiris, Pearl Primus, Alvin Ailey, Bill T. Jones and Mark Morris - is modern dance a dead art?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.

Javier Gurerro and 360 Dance Company perform Jane Dudley's "Cante Flamenco" American citizens aligned to fight fascism - artists from George Orwell to Ernest Hemingway joined dancers that included Martha Graham and Lincoln Kirstein to support democracy. Graham's Deep Song and Jane Dudley's Cante Flamenco capture this moment in dance.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:45 p.m.
Dialogue on Dance: The Art of Jose Limon
Lynn Garafola, editor of Jose Limon's critically acclaimed autobiography, An Unfinished Memoir, will discuss the choreographer's life and art focusing on Missa Brevis (1958).

The lecture will include performances of excerpts by members of the celebrated Limon Dance Company, introduced by artistic director Carla Maxwell.

These evenings are free and open to all.

GASLAND at 6:30 PM tonight at Rhinebeck Town Hall