The DanceTalk series provides attendees with the opportunity to hear from artists and dance experts about current topics of interest in the dance world. Pre-performance panel discussions featuring artists taking part in the festival and will take place in the New York City Center Studios (130 West 56th Street). Each discussion is free and open to the public. Space is limited.
Sunday, September 30
5:30 - 6:30pm
New York City Center and the Marymount Manhattan College Department of Dance present
Dance and Live Music: How do Choreographers Work with Composers?
Panelists: Jodi Melnick, Steven Reker, Pam Tanowitz, and Charles Wuorinen
Moderator: Maura Keefe, Jacob’s Pillow Scholar-in-Residence and College of Brockport Dance Department Chair
Wednesday, October 3
6:30 – 7:30pm
New York City Center and Hunter College Department of Dance present
For Public Consumption: Shaping Social and Cultural Dance for the Stage
Panelists: Kumu Kaleo Trinidad, Eri Mefri, Carlota Santana, and Elena Shcherbakova
Moderator: Wendy Perron, Editor in Chief, Dance Magazine
Educational groups can make advance reservations by contacting Chelsea Goding at New York City Center’s Education Department: email@example.com.
Friday, October 5
6:30 - 7:30pm
DanceTalk Special Event
Lecture/Demonstration with Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La
Kumu Kaleo Trinidad, known as one of the most exciting and visionary kumu hula (master teachers of hula) of a new generation, will discuss his vision, aesthetic and approach to choreographing for hula. The discussion will include demonstrations by members of his award-winning halau.
Moderated by Stanford Makishi, Fall for Dance Artistic Advisor, and Roberta Uno, Senior Program Officer, Arts and Culture, Ford Foundation