Dance as Experience: Progressive Era Origins and Legacies

Join Peabody and the Society of Dance History Scholars for a conference March 26 through 28 focusing broadly on dance in the progressive era and its parallels and legacy today. Focusing on dance from within cultural studies, history, education, and other disciplines as well as the growing field of dance studies, the conference will feature paper presentations by national and international scholars as well as movement workshops, lecture-demonstrations, performances, and a film screening.

Peabody Dance, founded in November 1914, is one of the nation's oldest dance training programs. Historical highlights of the program's first hundred years include being the first American school to introduce Dalcroze Eurhythmics, instruction in Native American dance in the 20s and 30s, and a high degree of institutionalized interdisciplinary collaboration.