Melanie George

Educator, Choreographer, Scholar

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Guest Lecture, American Vernacular Dance Week


  • Agusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Elkins, West Virginia (map)

From Shark Charges to J-Setting: Reciprocity in Theatrical and Vernacular Jazz Dance

This lecture will explore jazz dance as a continuum and dialogue between social, theatrical, and commercial dance. Using Jerome Robbins’ West Side Story, Michael Jackson's "Thriller", and Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" as lens to discuss dance as pop culture and social phenomena. 

Later Event: September 9
ADI Pre-Show Talk: Zvi Gotheiner