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Dance around the World textbook: Call for authors

Human Kinetics Publishing has commissioned Lynn E. Frederiksen and Shih-Ming Li Chang (authors of Chinese Dance: In the Vast Land and Beyond, Wesleyan University Press 2016) to develop a college-level textbook on world dance. The project includes a print and e-book text with supplementary web-based materials designed to introduce a range of world dance cultures from the insiders’ perspectives. We seek contributors to share their knowledge in a way that helps students engage with dance from new cultural viewpoints, moving beyond their immediate experiences with dance into true cross-cultural understanding. The book will be organized in 5 regions with 4-7 chapters per section for a total of about 30 chapters in the book. Our hope is that range of chapters/cultures in each section will illustrate the key factors affecting dance across the given region. Below are listed some of the cultures/countries we might hope to include in our textbook, depending on the availability of contributors. An asterisk * indicates tentative or confirmed contributors. We welcome suggestions on both the range of cultures and on specific scholars who might be interested in contributing to this project.

Americas: (US) Native American, (Canada) First Nations Mexico, Argentina, Guatemala* Brazil (Caribbean) Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Haiti

Africa and Middle East: Ghana* Mali, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, (Middle East) Turkey, Iran, Egypt

Europe/Russia: Ireland* Spain, Greece, Croatia* Ukraine, Scandinavia, Russia

Asia: China* India* Japan, Korea, Indonesia

Australia/Oceania: Australia, Polynesia

Contributors would be asked to provide the following:
1. A chapter manuscript 20-30 pages long (5,000-7,500 words) about the dances from your culture, guided by a series of questions that we would provide.
2. Access to and/or suggestions for photographs and illustrations to accompany the chapter.
3. Suggestions for and links to supplementary materials (videos, other publications, etc.) for the web-based supplement.

What we offer in return for your contributions:

1. For each chapter, Human Kinetics will offer compensation in the amount of $300 USD or the equivalent in Human Kinetics products.
2. Human Kinetics will assist in obtaining photographs and illustrations.
3. Human Kinetics will assist with translation, as needed.
4. Human Kinetics will employ a dance pedagogue to develop the web-based teaching resource shaped by your recommendations for materials relevant to your chapter.
5. As author of a chapter within this book, your name would be highlighted, and through the publication and promotion of the book we would help to publicize your other works (books, articles, performances, workshops, etc.).

If you are interested in contributing your knowledge to this project, and/or have suggestions of others who might be interested in collaborating on this work, please contact us at, or by phone: Country code 1+614-832-2854.
We will right away send you detailed guidelines on the format and content that we seek for the chapters of the textbook. We welcome any additional suggestions on these guidelines as they relate to your specific culture.


Lynn E. Frederiksen 
Department of Visual and Performing Arts 
Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts  
Clark University 
950 Main Street  
Worcester, MA 01610 


Shih-Ming Li Chang李式敏

Chair, Theater and Dance Department

Associate Professor of Dance

Wittenberg University  

905 Woodlawn Ave. 

Springfield, OH 45501



May 17, 2017 – (Becket, MA) The Jacob’s Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow’s signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and plenty of dancing and live music.

Cocktail hour features pop-up performances and the U.S. debut of Toronto-based Throwdown Collective, the opening of the Jacob’s Pillow Jumps photography exhibit in Blake’s Barn, a specialty cocktail station by Methuselah Bar & Lounge, and a “Browse and Bid” marketplace silent auction.

The Gala program includes an exclusive work-in-progress performance by New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns and Festival 2015 duo Company Wang Ramirez; Miami City Ballet in Carousel Pas de Deux by Sir Kenneth MacMillan; and a world premiere performed by the Ballet Program students of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, choreographed and set in just four days by Bruce Wells, former New York City Ballet dancer and former resident choreographer for Connecticut Ballet, Boston Ballet, and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. 

Jacob’s Pillow Director Pamela Tatge will present the 2017 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award to choreographer, performer, writer, educator, and speaker Liz Lerman in acknowledgement of her vision and outstanding contributions to the dance field. Lerman’s extraordinary career over the past four decades includes a wide range of groundbreaking contemporary work. Established in 2007, the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award carries an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000; previous recipients include the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham; choreographer Crystal Pite; MacArthur Fellows Michelle Dorrance and Kyle Abraham; and choreographer, performer, and artistic director Camille A. Brown, among others.

Following the program in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre, guests will enjoy dinner by MAX Ultimate Catering of Boston and dancing and live music by Paul Loren & His One Night Only Band, a “soul crooner” who has performed in Nashville and Memphis, TN, and headlined at various New York City venues including Joe’s Pub and Highline Ballroom. The “Browse and Bid” auction will be open throughout the event and will be available online; items are available for preview and online bidding opens June 1 at Auction items include a limited edition drawing by Maira Kalman, a James Taylor guitar personally signed to the winning bidder, vacation packages across the U.S., as well as other one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Honorary Gala Co-Chairs are U.S. Senators for Massachusetts, The Honorable Edward J. Markey and The Honorable Elizabeth Warren. Gala Co-Chairs are Caitlin and Mitch Nash and Jacob’s Pillow Board Member Hunter K. Runnette and Mark P. VandenBosch. Proceeds from the Jacob’s Pillow Gala benefit the Pillow’s nonprofit programs including Festival presentations, free community programs, The School at Jacob’s Pillow, and more.

The event begins at 5pm. Gala tables of ten are $15,000 - $3,500 and individual tickets are $1,000-$375; after party tickets are available for $75. To purchase tickets contact Gretchen Weber, Jacob’s Pillow Gala & Special Events Manager, at 413.243.9919 x126,,

or purchase online at


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What:              Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2015 will officially commence with its 83rd Season Opening Gala on Saturday, June 20.

                        The 2015 Season Opening Gala Co-Chairs are Nurit and Rick Amdur and Mark and Liz Williams. The Honorary Chair for the Gala is Janet Eilber, Artistic Director of Martha Graham Dance Company.

A cocktail reception will kick off the event, along with an exclusive preview of two new exhibitions: Blake’s Barn’s Best, highlighting landmark works by Annie Leibovitz, Jules Feiffer, Lois Greenfield, Al Hirschfeld, and others; and Kyle Froman: Bodies/Buildings, featuring work by New York City Ballet dancer turned professional photographer Kyle Froman that juxtaposes dance and architecture in surprising and original ways. The Gala performance in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre will feature a variety of extraordinary artists and choreographers, as well as a world premiere by BalletX founder Matthew Neenan, performed by the Ballet Program dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

Members of the legendary Martha Graham Dance Company will perform a duet from Graham’s classic Errand into the Maze. Daniil Simkin,American Ballet Theatre principal dancer and creator of INTENSIO, will perform the explosive and charming solo Les Bourgeois byBen Van Cauwenbergh with music by Jacques Brel. New York City Ballet principal dancer Sara Mearns and soloist Russell Janzen will perform Justin Peck’s elegant pas de deux The Bright Motion with Mark Danzigers’s score played live by pianist Michael Mizrahi. The prestigious 2015 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award will be presented by Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff to Liz Gerring, artistic director of Liz Gerring Dance Company and members of LGDC will also perform. Students from the Ballet Program of The School at Jacob’s Pillow will perform a world premiere created on them in four days by noted choreographer Matthew Neenan.

A live auction featuring an all-inclusive luxury trip for four to Cuba will be led by Christie’s Auctioneer  Rachel Orkin-Ramey  in the Ted Shawn Theatre as part of the festive program. The Gala performance will be followed by a three-course dinner by The Old Inn and Moore; a silent auction; and dancing with DJ BFG.

Silent auction items include an exclusive tour and reception of the Clark Institute, original artworks, as well as other one-of-a-kind experiences tailor-made for dance aficionados.

When:             Saturday, June 20 at 5:30pm 

Tickets and Tables:  Tickets and tables are available now. Silver level tickets are $375 with tables at $3,500; Gold level tickets are $575 with tables at $5,500; Platinum level tickets are $775 with tables at $7,500; Diamond level tickets are $1,000 with tables at $10,000. Order online at or call 413.243.9919 x123 to place your order by phone. For questions, please email

Where:            Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, 358 George Carter Road, Becket, MA.

About:            Jacob’s Pillow is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival. The Festival includes more than 50 national and international dance companies and 350 free and ticketed performances, talks, tours, classes, exhibits, and events. The School at Jacob’s Pillow, one of the most prestigious professional dance training centers in the U.S., encompasses the diverse disciplines of Ballet, Cultural Traditions, Contemporary, and Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance, as well as an Intern Program in various disciplines of arts administration, design, video, and production. The Pillow’s extensive Archives, open year-round to the public, chronicle more than 80 years of dance in photographs, programs, books, costumes, audiotapes, and video. Year-round Community Programs enrich the lives of children and adults through public classes, residencies in area schools, and more than 200 free public events. Through Jacob’s Pillow Curriculum in Motion®, a nationally-recognized program, artist-educators work with Berkshire County teachers and students grades K-12, transforming curricula such as biology, literature, and history into kinesthetic and creative learning experiences. Creative Development Residencies, in which dance companies are invited to live and work at the Pillow and enjoy unlimited studio time; choreography commissions; and the annual $25,000 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award all support visionary dance artists and choreographers. Virtual Pillow is aimed at expanding global audiences for dance and offers the opportunity to experience dance and Jacob's Pillow from anywhere in the world via online interactive exhibits, global video networks, and social media. As part of the Virtual Pillow initiative, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive is a curated online video collection of dance highlights from 1936 to today. On March 2, 2011, President Obama honored Jacob’s Pillow with a National Medal of Arts, the highest arts award given by the United States Government. Jacob’s Pillow is the first dance presenting organization to receive this prestigious award. For more information, visit


Chelsea Wells

Public Relations Assistant

413.243.9919 x132

Jacob's Pillow Dance

Festival, School, Archives, Community Programs

358 George Carter Road

Becket, MA 01223

Box Office: 413.243.0745

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Danceartists Youth Ballet Company present EverWas - The Sentient Web -A Contemporary Ballet Production based on the Earth's extraordinary Mycelium Internet created  millions of years ago and recently discovered by Scientist Paul Stamets. 
Our story  explores the sentient web between nature's own Hyphae network and our human minds axons,dendrites suggesting a filial bond we have been unaware of except in our deep sub conscienous. 
Thought provoking, presented in the abstract in a search for natures own answers to healing the earth from humans kinds own destructive hands, through hearing what nature already has in place if we will only take the time to stop and  listen.
Choreography Joanna Duncan, Francosie Voranger. All rights reserved.
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Dear colleagues,

We are thrilled to announce our full Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2015 season. This summer we will host dance companies from all over the world and more than 350 events in total – more than 200 of which are totally free and open to the public.

Please let me know if you need photos, additional information, or an interview with Ella Baff, our Executive and Artistic Director.

Wishing you all a happy holidays,



Chelsea Wells, Public Relations Assistant

413.243.9919 x132


Mariclare Hulbert, Director of Marketing and Communication

413.243.9919 x130


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