Jazz Dance Research Roundtable


Vernacular jazz dance is an important, complex, and multi-faceted cultural phenomenon. This panel brings together leading specialists in fields as diverse as history, musicology, and sociology to discuss the current state of jazz dance research, and how their work has been touched by Frankie’s life and legacy. Each panelist has dedicated significant portions of his/her life to studying the dances Frankie loved, as well as the communities that developed around these dances.

  • Panel Leader: Chris Wells
  • Panelists: Lance Benishek, Mickey Davidson, Harri Heinilä, Cynthia Millman, E. Moncell Durden, Anaïs Sékiné, Judy Pritchett. Date/Time: Sunday, May 25th, 2014 from 1:30pm-3pm
  • Location: Ailey School theater (405 West 55th Street at Ninth Avenue)

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