How Dance Works, Now Historically, Economically, within and Beyond the Door
Sunday, July 22nd @10:30am Sister Bay Village Hall 10693 WI-42, Sister Bay, WI 54234
Please join us for Sunday morning coffee & conversation with Sarah Wilbur (Duke University) and the artists of the first annual Death’s Door Dance festival. After a short introduction to some economic history of dance resourcing and support, those assembled will join Wilbur in conversation about what artists need to be supported in their fullest flourishing. While those assembled are predominantly working in the dance field, any artist, arts organizer, arts ally or advocate, or general fan of the arts is more than welcome to attend.
Sarah Wilbur (she/hers) is an Associate Professor of the Practice in Dance and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Dance Program at Duke University, where she mentors graduate and undergraduate artists and teaches courses on creative process, corporeality, dance/performance studies, and US arts labor, economics, and institutional support. She is a choreographer and dance/performance researcher who brings over twenty years of experience as a working artist to bear on her scholarly research, which seeks parity between dances that are performed and aspects of dance making that are ignored. It is Sarah’s primary goal to credit arts labor and laborers in all aspects of her professional work. In 2021, Sarah published her first monograph entitled, Funding Bodies, which is the first book-length history of the National Endowment for the Arts to link dominant patterns of arts funding to dance’s aesthetic and organizational norms across a fifty year timespan. https://scholars.duke.edu/person/sarah.wilbur