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 BeyoncĂ©'s "Single Ladies" as lens to discuss dance as pop culture and social phenomena. 

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