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The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Annual Symposium

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Annual Symposium


Jerome Robbins Dance Division


The Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10023


Friday, January 26, 2024 - 10:00am



Jerome Robbins Dance Division

Join the Jerome Robbins Dance Division for its annual symposium, where the current class of Dance Research Fellows will present their projects on Martha Graham and her legacy as her company celebrates its centennial anniversary.

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division’s annual symposium is the culmination of the Dance Research Fellowship, an annual cohort of dance scholars and artists invited to research a specific aspect of dance. This year’s class features Michael Byrne, Kim Jones, Alexandra Kamerling, Lloyd Knight, Virginie Mécène, and Alexa West, who explore the work and legacy of Martha Graham.

The symposium consists of an all-day series of presentations by these fellows at the Library for the Performing Arts.

A virtual symposium will happen on February 2.


10:00 AM - Virginie Mécène
Reimagining and Rechoreographing Lost Solos of Martha Graham: Revolt (1927) and Immigrant (1928)

11:00 AM - Kim Jones
Fragmented Memories of Korea’s First Female Modern Dancer Choi Seung Hee: A Re-Imagining of her “Lost” Work During the Japanese Occupation

12:00 PM - Michael Byrne
Lament for the Land: Monumentality, Identity, and Innovation in Martha Graham’s American Document

2:00 PM - Alexa West
Dramatic Objects: Set and Prop Design of Martha Graham

3:00 PM - Alexandra Kamerling
A Formal Feeling: Poetic Scores in Martha Graham’s Letter to the World

4:00 PM - Lloyd Knight
Martha’s Influence… “The Effect of the Necessity”… Her’s & Mine


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