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150th Anniversary Celebrations - Leap Dance symposium

The dance symposium invites dance scholars, pedagogues, curators, choreographers and practitioners to celebrate some of the most iconic choreographers and dance educators in New Zealand and to trace their history, lineage and contribution to the development of contemporary dance not only in Aotearoa New Zealand but also worldwide.

Using this as a springboard the symposium will address how performing history transmits embodied knowledge that can inform future orientations in choreographic practice and education in the field of dance studies.

A key feature of the symposium would be the work of Shona Dunlop MacTavish as one of the early exponents of the ausdruckstanz legacy that continues to influence dance as practice and research in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and America.

This symposium is part of the University of Otago’s commemoration activities marking our 150th anniversary.

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Keynote presenters

  • Associate Professor Carol Brown, Dance Studies Programme, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland
  • Michael Parmenter, dancer, choreographer and teacher/researcher

Other Events

Visit here if you are also interested in attending the Performing Artefacts conference being held 18–19 November 2019 at the University of Otago.

Date Friday, 15 November 2019 - Sunday, 17 November 2019
Time 8:30am - 5:00am
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Symposium
150th Anniversary
DepartmentSchool of Performing Arts
LocationAllen Hall Theatre, University of Otago, Dunedin
CostPublic registration – NZ$280
Presenter registration – NZ$320
Student registration – NZ$280
Presenter unwaged registration– NZ$280
Contact NameSofia Kalogeropoulou

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