Talk About Dance 2014

Sharing stories and inspiring new ideas about the power of dance to create social change

March 16, 2015 | From Dance Artists to Dance Therapists: Strategies for Social Change

TAD invites you to From Dance Artists to Dance Therapists, a presentation by a panel of performing artists and expressive arts specialists who are all focused on dance as a means of transforming lives. Learn how these individuals are working to create social change on a number of different levels throughout public performance, workshops with small groups, or one-on-one therapeutic practices. How can their work contribute to creating broader social change? What can we learn from them that can make our own work more effective?


Valerie Blanc, Instructor of Expressive Therapies, Lesley University
Amanda Kostreva, Dance Artist, José Mateo Ballet Theatre
David Leventhal, Program Director, Mark Morris Dance Groupʼs Dance for PD
Adrianne Tabet, Founder/Executive Director, Moving Steps Foundation

June 13, 2014 | Stages of a Dancer’s Life

Through personal stories, this panel discussion and World Café-style conversation will address the various cultural stereotypes (about body type, age, virtuosity, etc.) that can present challenges to the dancer who is looking to maintain a lifelong practice in dance.


Patricia Adams Kissinger, co-founder of Dances by Isadora
Peter DiMuro, Executive Director of The Dance Complex
Eleanor Duckworth, Teacher and Educational Theorist