Presenting Dance

Dynamic Dialogues from the National Dance Presenters Leadership Forum at Jacob's Pillow

Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 19, No 2 (Summer 2008)

Mindy N. Levine

2008, 64 pages. Published by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters, 1211 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 833-2787, www.artspresenters.org. Dance/USA, 1111 16th Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, D.C., 20036, (202) 833-1717, www.danceusa.org. Jacob's Pillow Dance, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA, 01223, (413) 243-9919, www.jacobspillow.org.

This report draws from five forums organized by National Dance Presenters and Jacob's Pillow that took place from 2002 to 2006 at Jacob's Pillow Dance. The forums, and subsequently this book, were structured around three primary learning modules: Talking Dance: Artists and Artistry, Building Relationships for and Around the Work, and Delivering Dance: Approaches to Audience Engagement. Highlights of the discussions which transpired are presented here with questions for consideration.