[PhiladelphiaDANCE.org Listserv] REMINDER: PDP Informance "Philadelphia: United States Dance City"

Terry Fox info at philadanceprojects.org
Mon Oct 26 10:34:49 EDT 2020


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* On Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7PM*

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In her illustrated Informance, *Philadelphia: United States Dance City,*

Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks will focus on how professional theatrical dancing
in the early United States started here—in Philadelphia—laying a foundation
that has sustained Philadelphia’s dance scene and establishing ground on
which dance in America has continued to build. An overlooked history, but a
true one, it’s time to right the narrative that there was no “real”
stage-dance art in this nation until well into the twentieth century, and
that New York was where it all began. In fact, theatrical dancing was
unfolding just as the new nation’s political forms were taking shape,
endeavors in which Philadelphia played leading roles.

*DR. LYNN MATLUCK BROOKS *is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities
Professor Emerita at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the
Dance Program in 1984, leading it for 34  years. She is a recipient of the
Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship and the Christian and
Mary Lindback Award for Teaching. Brooks holds degrees from the University
of Wisconsin and Temple University and is a Certified Movement Analyst. She
earned grants from the Fulbright/Hayes Commission, Pennsylvania Council on
the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. Brooks has presented her work at conferences and symposia in
the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and has served on boards of the World Dance
Alliance, Society for Dance History Scholars, and Congress on Research in
Dance. She has authored books and scholarly articles, served as performance
reviewer for* Dance Magazine*, editor of* Dance Research Journal* and *Dance
Chronicle*, and writer and editor for Philadelphia’s
thINKingDance.com.  Her dance-history research has focused on Seville,
Spain; Franeker, Netherlands; and Philadelphia, U.S.


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