Thanks to all the truly wonderful, talented, profound, and amazing dancers, teachers, choreographers, and scholars who attended and presented this past week at The George Washington University, the first ever Isadora Duncan International Symposium was a complete success.
More than 26 sessions, including workshops, master classes, panel discussions, presentations, group conversations, choreographic showings and more, with more than 25 presenters and 50 attendees from around the world, demonstrated the incredible depth and vitality of the Duncan art form for not only the field of dance, but for the world as well. Applications to somatics, dance therapy and healing, choreography, technique, historical research, individual expression, and community-building were evident through the work presented over the three days.
And this is just the beginning!
Our next symposium will be held in 2015. We are searching for a potential host for the next symposium…contact us if you would like to work with us to organize the next event.
In the meantime, we hope the conversation started here in DC will continue, that new collaborations will emerge, outreach and exchange with other communities will be initiated, and that new explorations in choreography, performance and teaching will be undertaken.
Be on the watch for our follow up contact lists, list servs, publications of symposium proceedings, photos, project initiations, and more.
And thank you again to everyone who made this event such an incredible success.
All our best,
Cynthia, Ingrid, Jennifer, Meg and Valerie
IDIS Organizing Committee