In this program, dance historians, instructors, and choreographers trace the evolution of modern and postmodern dance. They explores the influences of such dance pioneers as Duncan, Fuller, St. Denis, Shawn, Balanchine, Graham, Laban, Wigman, Tamaris, Humphrey, Weidman, Limón, Sokolow, Ailey, Dunham, Cunningham, Taylor, Hawkins, Nikolais, and Bausch.
Explores the history and scope of the Hip-Hop dance style, from how it was first introduced to mainstream America in the early 1970s as break dancing (or b-boying) to discussions of how Hip-Hop has evolved and where it's headed.
Reveals intriguing facets of 19th century ballet that illustrate innovations far beyond our common understanding of this era. This picturesque period of ballet offered a revolutionary focus highlighting the stories and characters of everyday people, inspired by a combination of dynamic influences from 'national dance'.