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Participants in this seminar will take a historical journey through modern dance as it was conceived by pioneer Isadora Duncan. We will examine the details of the genre’s development through the contributions of Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Alvin Ailey, Paul Taylor, Merce Cunningham, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, Thodos Dance Chicago, and Pilobolus. We will also learn about the genesis and development of our city’s world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Six sessions. Registration – $230
Lin Batsheva Kahn is an innovative choreographer and professor of contemporary dance at the Theatre School at DePaul University. She has been named a DePaul Excellence in Teaching Honoree and a Jewish Chicagoan of the Year, and she has received an Innovation in Teaching Award from the DePaul/Art Institute Partnership Committee.
A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.
There is no reading assignment for the first session.
Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, June 3.
Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at email@example.com.
We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.