Free Dance & Fashion Symposium at FIT

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Dance & Fashion, the Museum at FIT's free symposium on October 23rd and 24th will explore the relationship and synergy between the two expressive forms of media. Twenty speakers will discuses a variety of topics such as African American dance, modern dance along with the history of tutus and ballet shoes.

 
Symposium Schedule
 
Thursday, October 23
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9-10 am: Check-in and registration
 
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10 am-1 pm
 
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, welcoming remarks Dr. Valerie Steele, "Dance & Fashion" Wendy Whelan and Narciso Rodriguez, in conversation Marc Happel, "Fashion at the New York City Ballet"
 
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1-2pm: lunch break
 
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 2-5pm 

Lynn Garafola, "Beauty and the Ballerina" Dr. Adelheid Rasche, "On Dance Fashion and Fashionable Dances: Remarks on the Berlin Dance Scene During the Weimar Republic” Patricia Mears, “From Sylph to Swan: The Tutu and Fashion” Janet Eilber and Melissa Marra, in conversation: “Martha Graham and Modern Dance”
 
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Friday, October 24
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9-10 am: Check-in and registration
 
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10 am-1 pm
Colleen Hill, “Ballet Shoes: Function, Fashion, and Fetish” Anne Winestein, “Russia’s Icons of Dance” Katerina Pantelides, “Dancing in the City: Balletic Body Image in 1940s New York” Dr. Masafumi Monden, “In Praise of Sheer Perfection: Ballet, Clothing, and Japanese Culture”
 
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1-2pm: lunch break
 
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2-5pm
Ann Ray, “Metamorphosis: From the Dressing Room to the Stage” Emma McClendon and Banu Ogan, in conversation, “Merce Cunningham and Rei Kawakubo’s Scenario” Elizabeth Way and LeeAnét Noble, in conversation, “African-American Dance and Fashion in the 20th Century” Dr. Mary E. Davis, “Tangomania 1913” Valeria Solomonoff, tango performance
 
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Dance & Fashion
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street New York City 10001-5992 Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium Marvin Feldman Center, Second Floor
 
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