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Announcing the Isadora Duncan International Symposium, Chicago 2015

After the success of the first Isadora Duncan International Symposium in June 2013, and the continued bubbling of activity in the larger community that’s followed, we are proud to announce the dates and venue and open registration for the second Symposium.

Join us June 11-13, 2015 at the Joffrey Academy of Dance in Chicago for the 2nd Isadora Duncan International Symposium. We’ll convene on the former site of the Masonic Temple where Isadora danced in 1895 at the outset of her career. During the three day conference we will delve into the idea of discovery: new historical insights, present-day issues around Duncan performance and scholarship work, and new visions for the future. We love that we have the opportunity to do this on the spot where Isadora was, in a way, ‘discovered’.

The conference is open to all practitioners in the art of Isadora Duncan, in the fields of dance performance, choreography, scholarship and education, history and criticism, dance therapy, photography, visual arts, music, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to present, discuss and, of course, dance, in a variety of masterclasses, panel discussions, choreographic showings, and more…including a final reception and celebration, venue TBD.

Are you as excited as we are? Reserve the dates on your calendar now. Early bird registration will be available soon.

Interested in proposing a presentation? A call for proposals will be posted in soon.

Questions? Ideas? We’d love to hear from you. We’re so thrilled to offer another chance for the Duncan community to gather, share ideas and best practices, and forward Duncan’s legacy, and hope to see you there.

Warm wishes,

The IDIS Steering Committee

Margaret Brooker, MFA
Valerie Durham, MFA
Julia Pond