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 Dance Critics Association
 Annual Conference
 
 June 20-22, 2003 This site hosted by criticaldance.com
 
 Barnard College
 Department of Dance
 3009 Broadway
 New York City, New York

DCA Annual Conference


Once again, we are pleased to welcome the dance writing community to what we hope will be a memorable weekend. Conference chairman, Mindy Aloff, has put together a program designed to touch on a variety of issues that face us as we approach the 30th anniversary of this organization. On behalf of the DCA board, we welcome you to join us for a weekend of thought-provoking discussions.
- Karyn D. Collins
Chairman, Dance Critics Association

On behalf of Barnard College, I heartily welcome members of the Dance Critics Association to the Barnard campus.

 It is hard to imagine a better site for a gathering of like-minded dance lovers than this small liberal arts college for women at Columbia University, where both dance history and dance criticism courses have long been part of the curriculum.

Year round, the campus is a mecca for dance within Manhattan, with a flourishing Department of Dance, where hundreds of students study each semester. "Summer Dance at Barnard," now in its third year, will be in session while your conference is taking place.

 Enjoy the strains of piano accompaniment coming from the studios and the expanses of greenery and flowering magnolias, and feel free to peek at the classes in your free moments. The Wollman library offers a quiet respite for serious research, video-viewing, or a quick read of The New York Times.

 I'm sure that the panoply of students, sights, sounds, and eats along Broadway will recall your undergraduate years.

 Again, welcome!

- Janet Mansfield Soares
Professor of Dance, Chair of the Department of Dance

Schedule of Activities

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Friday, June 20

Saturday, June 21

Sunday, June 22

10:00am-3:00pm
Tour of new Dance Theater Workshop facility for DCA members 
(Those interested should contact Meital Waibsnaider at DTW directly at (646) 266-3266 or by email at meital@dtw.org )
4:00pm-5:30pm
Kamikaze writing workshop 
with Elizabeth Zimmer
5:00-7:00pm
DCA Conference Opening Reception at Barnard College
 
 

        

   

    

 
 
 
DCA conference
8:00am
Conference registration and coffee
9:00am
Welcome and opening remarks by Mindy Aloff, conference chairman, and Karyn D. Collins, DCA chairman
9:30-10:30am
Cultural Coverage in Magazines of Opinion
Victor Navasky
11:00am-12:00pm
Cultural Coverage in Newspapers
John Rockwell in conversation with Mindy Aloff
12:15-1:15pm
Senior Critics Address
Francis Mason, introduced by Clive Barnes
1:15-2:30pm
Senior Critic Luncheon
(Note: additional $25 fee for lunch)
1:15-2:45pm
Kamikaze writing workshop 
with Elizabeth Zimmer
2:45-4:00pm
Who Is Reading Your Words?
Wendy Perron, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Gia Kourlas, Janice Ross, Martha Ullman
4:30-5:30pm
Happy Discoveries: Moving Pictures and Critical Analysis
Robert Greskovic
5:30-6:00pm
Performance of Italian Suite by the Christopher Caines Dance Company
8:00am
Conference registration and coffee
9:00-10:30am
The Future of Ballet and Ballet Criticism
Allan Ulrich, Robert Greskovic, Rachel Howard, Alexandra Tomalonis, Elizabeth Zimmer
10:30-11:00am
Three Stories in Dance: Trey McIntyre, Toni Pimble, Paul Vasterling
Martha Ullman West
11:15-12:30pm
Balancing Act: Keeping Dance Pure in Disconnected Times
Virginia Johnson, Janet Anderson, Jane Goldberg, Joan Hershey, Janet Light, Jonathan Slaff
12:30-2:00pm
DCA Luncheon and Annual Meeting (Note: additional $10 fee for lunch)
2:00-2:30pm
Virginia Wolf and the Dance
Susan Jones 
2:30-4:30pm
Kamikaze writing workshop
with Elizabeth Zimmer
3:00-4:00pm
Telling Tales Out of Class: Fiction Writers Take on the World of Ballet
Rita Feliciano, Laura Jacobs, Yona Zeldis McDonough, Ellen Pall, Adrienne Sharp
4:15-4:30pm
Performance: Pablo Pugliese and Sandra Antognazzi, Fusiontango
4:30-5:00pm
Conference Wrap-up

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

PERFORMANCES
American Ballet Theatre will be performing at the Metropolitan Opera House.
For information call 212-362-6000.
The New York City Ballet will be performing at the New York State Theater.
For information call 212-870-5570.

DANCE BOOK DISPLAY June 21-22
The DCA conference will again offer a book display featuring the latest dance titles from a wide selection of publishers.
 

DCA SILENT AUCTION JUNE 21-22  
The DCA conference's annual silent auction helps to support the association's general fund. Rare books, and other treasures will be offered for bidding. Drawings will be held on both days of the conference. Help support DCA.
DCA SENIOR CRITICS LECTURE AND LUNCHEON 
SATURDAY, JUNE 21
This year, DCA honors Francis Mason, editor of Ballet Review. Mr. Mason will give a lecture at 12:15 p.m., followed by a luncheon in his honor at 1:15 p.m.
Admission to the luncheon is $25.
DCA ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
SUNDAY, JUNE 22
12:30-2 p.m.
This year's membership meeting is being held over lunch.
Conference attendees are being offered the option to pre-order a boxed
lunch from the Barnard College catering department.
These lunches include your choice of tuna salad, chicken salad, turkey or
assorted cheeses served on a kaiser roll; chips, fresh fruit, cookies and
your choice of bottled water or a soda.

Cost for the boxed lunches are $10 each and should be included with your
registration payment. Please check the appropriate space on the
registration form and indicate your sandwich and beverage choice.

Deadline to pre-order boxed lunches is June 1. No boxed lunch orders will
be accepted after June 1.
 

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