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2013 Schedule of Events

We are delighted to welcome the following presentations and presenters for the inaugural Isadora Duncan International Symposium. Please note that the schedule below is subject to change.

See our complete session descriptions as well as our presenter biographies.

Please note that all workshops and presentations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Each workshop and presentation session will be able to hold about 25 persons. All panel discussions, joint sessions, and group sessions (Welcome, Issues of the Field, Concluding sessions) will be able to accommodate the entire group of attendees.

Sunday, June 16, 2013
10am-12pm Registration
12-12:30pm Welcome Session
12:30-12:45pm Break
12:45-2:15pm “Duncan’s Core Threaded into Contemporary Work” Workshop/Master Class Beth Jucovy
12:45-2:15pm “The Essential Isadora: Finding the Inherent Characteristics of Isadora’s Technique” Presentation and Group Discussion Valerie Durham
2:15-2:30pm Break
2:30-4pm “I Always Dance the Chorus” Workshop/Master Class Alice Bloch
2:30-4pm “Exploring the Role of the Solar Plexus in Duncan Dance” Workshop/Master Class Laura Pravitz
4-4:15pm Break
4:15-5:45pm “Teaching Isadora’s Art: Best Practices from Creativity and Experience” Duncan Dance Education Panel Alice Bloch
Valerie Durham
Beth Jucovy
Janaea Rose Lyn
Adrienne Ramm
Andrea Seidel
5:45-7pm Dinner Break
7-8:30pm “She 
– Invoking
. Duncan
 Ceremony. Workshop/Master Class Paola Blanton
7-8:30pm “Contemporary Duncan” Workshop/Master Class Meg Brooker
Julia Pond
Monday, June 17, 2013
7:30-8:45am “Body Conditioning for Barefoot Dancers” Workshop Jennifer Sprowl
9-10:30am “Dancing Duncan: The Art and Soul of Isadora in the 21st Century” Workshop/Master Class Andrea Seidel
9-10:30am “Why Are You Dancing? Exploring Intention as a Foundational Concept of the Duncan Dance” Workshop/Master Class Janaea Rose Lyn
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:15pm “The Healing Art of Isadora’s Dance:
Therapeutic Modalities in Duncan Dance” Dance Therapy/Healing Practices in Duncan Dance Panel Discussion
Pattee Russell Curry
Marybeth Hraniotis
Dicki Johnson Macy
Laura Pravitz
Jennifer Sprowl (moderator)
12:15-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-3pm “Musicality and the Line” Workshop/Master Class Lori Belilove
1:30-3pm “Sun Dancer: Duncan Dance as Sacred Dance” Presentation Pattee Russell-Curry
3-3:15pm Break
3:15-4:45pm “The Dance of the Future: New Visions of Duncan-based Performance” New Choreography & Theater Panel Discussion Jeanne Bresciani
Catherine Gallant
Rachel Herzog
Julia Pond
Elyssa Rosenberg
Cynthia Word
4:45-5pm Break
5-6pm “Issues of the Field” General Session Peter Di Muro
(guest moderator)
6-7:30pm Dinner Break
7:30-9pm “Dances by Isadora: Technique to Choreography” Workshop/Master Class Catherine Gallant
9-9:30pm Memorial Tribute to Sylvia Gold
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
7:30-8:45am “The Alchemy of Dance: Self-Care for Dancers” Workshop Marybeth Hraniotis
9-10:30am “Duncan Meets Dalcroze: Together Again!” Monica Dale
9-10:30am “Moving Beyond Duncan with Duncan: Dance in Relation to Theater Now” Presentation Word Dance Theater
(Cynthia Word,
Ingrid Zimmer)
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-12:15pm “Singing the Steps: Remembering Anita Zahn’s Duncan Pedagogy for Children” Workshop/Master Class Dicki Johnson Macy
10:45-12:15pm “Renaissance of a Legacy” Workshop/Master Class Adrienne Ramm
12:15-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30-3:30pm “Understanding Isadora Through the Past” Historical Research Joint Session

  • Historical Archival Video from Hortense Kooluris and Julia Levien
  • Noyes Rhythm as a Related Discipline
  • “La Belle Epoch”
  • “A Postcard from Paris: An Artist in Residence at the Akademia of Raymond Duncan”
  • Historical Archival Video and Teaching Technique from Anna Duncan and Julia Levien
  • “Unpublished Memoirs of Isadora Duncan from Forgotten Soviet Writer Fabin Garin”
Lori Belilove
Meg Brooker
Pamela de Fina
Janaea Rose Lyn
Adrienne Ramm
Elena Yushkova
Ingrid Zimmer
3:30-3:45pm Break
3:30-5:30pm “Diaghilev & The Ballets Russes: When Art Danced with Music” Exhibition and Tour at the National Gallery of Art
3:45-5:15pm “Isadora and the Eternal Ideal in Art” Workshop/Master Class Jeanne Bresciani
3:45-5:15pm “A Conversation Space” Open Discussion
5:15-5:30pm Break
5:30-6:30pm “In Honor of Our Teachers” Concluding Session
7:00pm Celebratory Reception Gathering (Fortuny Room, Lombardy Hotel, 2019 Pennsylvania Ave) Light Refreshments $10 per person

One thought on “2013 Schedule of Events

  1. Hello,
    thank you for the informations, the program is very interesting. I have one question: is it possible to take part in the Workshops/Master classes although I am not a professional dancer? I don’t want to dance there but regard the technique and the way of teaching. That would be great and very interesting for Elizabeth Duncan School in Munich.
    Thank you very much and best regards

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