Monthly Archives: September 2011

Isadora Duncan Week (October 4-7) at Swarthmore

Isadora Duncan Week

Along with Bryn Mawr College, Eastern University and Drexel Dance Programs, Swarthmore will be hosting a lecture/class with Alice Bloch as part of an Isadora Duncan week.

Dr. Alice Bloch, trained by renowned Isadora Duncan teachers Lori Belilove, Ellen Forman, Gemze DeLappe, and the late Julia Levein, carries on the Duncan tradition in her staging of these dances.  Alice Bloch has a doctorate in Dance History from Temple University and a choreographic MA from UCLA.   Dr. Bloch will teach a majority of the workshops during the residency.

“Isadora Duncan was more than just a founder of modern dance, she was a pioneer, a free thinker and a feminist,” said Dr. Miriam Guguere, director of Drexel’s Dance program. “It is an honor to have two internationally renowned scholars on this essential artist together in one week. I am delighted to be collaborating with three other dance programs in the Philadelphia area in order to bring this work to a wider audience from the dance community.”

All residency events are free and open to the public; however several have limited openings for participation.

For more information, check out the calendar:

The Phoenix Notes Swarthmore Alumni in the 2011 Fringe Festival!

Swarthmore alums are well represented in the Fringe including Pig Iron Theatre Company (Dito van Reigersberg and Quinn Baureidel ’94 and Dan Rothenberg’95) and Tangle, a circus arts company founded by Lauren Rile Smith ’08.