With June bustin’ out all over, we would be remiss if we did not mention the upcoming Dance Critics Association conference. This year’s meeting takes place in Washington, D.C. from 13 – 15 June at various venues in the capital city. Timed to coincide with the Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America presentations, the conference will offer an abundance of panels, roundtables, and lecture demonstrations. Of special interest to you archivist types, is the 1:30 roundtable on 15 June at the Kennedy Center Terrace, “Keeping Our Diverse Classics On Stage.” Participants include Dawn Lille, Paul Gordon Emerson, Lynn Frielinghaus, Sali Ann Kriegsman, Catherine Turocy, Delphina Parenti and Miyako Nitadori. Reconstructed Michio Ito and Jane Dudley solos will receive live demonstrations and rare Sophie Maslow and tap performances will be screened. You can peruse the complete conference schedule here.

Also during the conference, Washington’s own CityDance Ensemble will be presenting The Songwriters at the Music Center at the Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland on 13 June. This program will feature a reconstruction of Maslow’s Folksay (to the music of Woody Guthrie), as well as Jane Dudley’s classic Harmonica Breakdown (to the music of Sonny Terry). Thank you CityDance Ensemble for reviving these pieces and for using your blog in a such an exciting way to document the process of reconstructing Maslow’s work!

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