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My Latest Project: The American College Dance Festival

January 28, 2012

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Hello readers! After posting biweekly for several months, I decided to take a break from blogging here at Social Rhythms. While I haven’t been blogging at my personal site, I have been working on various other projects. One of the most exciting of these projects has been my work with Dance Oregon, a student group […]

Why Everyone Should Offer Dance Rehab Classes

July 11, 2011

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Ten weeks ago I began working with the lovely Liz Corwin for a research project that she has been conducting regarding dance rehabilitation. Two days a week, myself and one other student have been participating in a one hour class led by Liz, who put together a series of movement from the classes of our University […]

Ten Dance-Related TED Talks You Should Watch

June 14, 2011

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If you have not yet had the pleasure of watching a TED talk, you are in for a treat. Over the years, the company has evolved in many ways, and today the presentations are available on an easily searchable database which is TED.com. Discussion topics range from environmental sustainability to developments in technology, and speakers […]

Gesel Mason’s “How to Watch a Modern Dance Concert”

June 10, 2011

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I had the chance to see Gesel Mason perform live at the American College Dance Festival in Moscow, Idaho this past year. The entire festival started out with this piece called “How to Watch a Modern Dance Concert” which was absolutely the best thing to see before watching countless hours of modern dance throughout a […]

“We Have a Dance Department?” And Other Stories of Dance in Higher Education

June 8, 2011

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I am a dance minor at the University of Oregon, (UO) and although I’m not a major, I still try to stay very involved in the dance department at my school. When I’m not dancing, I’m usually around people who don’t know much about dance. After I’ve made comments about dance to these non-dancing folk, […]

Heidi Duckler Takes Dance Out of the Theater and Into the Public Eye

May 27, 2011

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Site specific dance has always been a favorite of mine because it often introduces dance to those who do not know a lot about the art form. The same can be said for Heidi Duckler’s “Laundromatinee” which was recently performed here in Eugene, Oregon. Heidi Duckler is a 1976 University of Oregon (UO) graduate and her […]

Jacob’s Pillow Interactive: The Ultimate Virtual Dance Education Tool

May 16, 2011

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Jacob’s Pillow began as a rehearsal space for the famed Denishawn dance, expanded to become a world renowned dance festival, and today, this dance hub in Becket, Massachusetts is a National landmark because of its importance in American culture and history. Some of the most famous and noteworthy dance companies have performed at The Pillow and […]