[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance

Jumatatu Poe jumatatup at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 09:03:21 EDT 2016


Please join the Swarthmore College Community for
*Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance*



Swarthmore College’s Department of Music and Dance will host a public celebration to honor former Dance program director Sharon Friedler’s work and retirement on *Saturday October 1, 2016, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm* in the Lang Performing Arts Center’s, Pearson Hall Theater (address below).  This event, “Making Change for Better Communities Through Dance", will include faculty, alumni, staff, and students.   There will be live dance, video, and the spoken word to offer a well-rounded glimpse into the numerous contributions that Sharon has made to the field of dance and to Swarthmore College’s community over the years. Among the highlights: performances by four alumni of the Dance program who have gone on to distinctive international careers in the dance world; a presentation by a fifth alumna who is one of the leading dance scholars in the U.S.; and a performance by Sharon’s Dance for PD group (Parkinson Disease), accompanied by live music.

Sharon Friedler served as Director of Swarthmore College’s globally focused dance program from 1985 until her retirement from the college this past Spring.  During her time at Swarthmore, she created and taught the College’s Arts as Social Change course, an extension of her career commitment to the union of art, social justice, and peace. Sharon introduced The Swarthmore Project to the college, creating yearly residency opportunities for local choreographers and their performers.  Her book, *DancingFemale: Lives and Issues of Women in Contemporary Dance*, co-edited with Susan B. Glazer, joins a long list of published articles and papers on topics ranging from academic uses of technology for dance curricula, to traditional and contemporary practices of Ghanaian dance. Please join us at Swarthmore College October 1st to honor Sharon’s rich legacy, and celebrate her next steps beyond Swarthmore.

Lang Performing Arts Center
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081

FREE and no reservations necessary

please contact Susan Grossi at sgrossi1 at swarthmore.edu <mailto:sgrossi1 at swarthmore.edu> with questions



smiling,
jumatatu m. poe
Artist, of the dance persuasion
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