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Here is a sample of the talks I have given on my work in the Jerome Robbins archives at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as well as my reflections on creativity, writing, pedagogy, and educational technology.
"Dance and Men"
This is an interview with somatic movement educator, dancer, and choreographer Tal Shibi. What holds men back from trying out mind-body dance practices and dancing in general? Is dancing good for men? These are some of the questions we discuss in this interview.
"Dancing and Living Somatically"
In this interview, I share with listeners how bodily awareness practices can become an important guide in life. I talk about the impact of somatics on my dancing, writing, creative research, and worldview. This interview, conducted by Ahni Bonner, was a part of a five-day summit on "Somatic Expeditions" in October 2021.
"Dance for Two: Choreographer Jerome Robbins' Unpublished Letters"
I gave this talk as an inaugural fellow at the Institute for Ideas & Imagination in Paris on November 7, 2018. I talked about the affectionate correspondence between Robbins and the dancer Tanaquil Le Clercq.
"Dancing – Moving – Knowing"
This is a roundtable I organized with Lynn Matluck Brooks, Kiko Mora, and Ann Moradian, at the Institute for Ideas & Imagination and Columbia Global Centers I Paris on April 16, 2019.
PillowTalk: Robbins Reconsidered excerpt
"PillowTalk: Robbins Reconsidered"
"PillowTalk: Robbins Reconsidered" at Jacob's Pillow in Becket, MA in 2018. This is a clip from a roundtable on Jerome Robbins, featuring Julia Foulkes, Wendy Whelan, Maura Keefe, and me.
"Creative Writing, Technology, and Collaboration"
Here I talked about a creative-critical writing project hat I did with my Literature Humanities students at Columbia University. This talk was held at "RewirED Series: Faculty Showcase" on December 16, 2014 and starts at 25:05 into the video. Thank you to Michael Cennamo for all his help with educational technology!
"Multimedia Collaborative Writing and 'Our Epic' Project"
In this talk at "RewirED Series: Faculty Showcase" at Columbia University on April 25, 2014, I shared the ways in which I had incorporated technology and creative-critical collaboration assignments in my literature classes in Columbia's Core Curriculum program. Thank you to Michael Cennamo for all of his help! My talk starts at 38:10 into the video.
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