This Week on Artist & International Dance (5/24)23 May 2020, Posted by Uncategorized in
This Sunday the weekly program, Dance Diplomacy with Jonathan, continues:
This Sunday’s Dance Diplomacy Interview comes home to New York City with two women who have been catalysts for the dance world in very different ways. Life-long dancer Nancy Steele is a rare hybrid who combines a background in pharmaceutical and healthcare strategies. While advising post-doc innovators at MIT, she actively supports community dance projects in Brooklyn and the Boston area. Catherine Tharin, former dancer with Erick Hawkins and professor at Iona College, recently completed 15 years as the influential curator and programmer of dance at the 92nd Street Y. Their conversation opens up thoughts about the value of dance for young people in this time of social distancing when physical contact is not an option.
“It is rare to gain insights from two women who are normally behind the scene, pushing others forward in the studio and on stage. They serve as examples of the impact that one person can make on a large and diverse community,” observes Hollander, who goes on to say that “Battery Dance TV allows us to connect people around the world through dance at this time of social distancing and isolation,” says Hollander. “We and everyone we know at home and abroad are facing emotional, psychological, physical and financial challenges. For almost 45 years, we have explored the power of dance as an art form and a means for social impact and connection. We founded Battery Dance TV as a way to do so now when the need is so great.”
Later in the afternoon, two New York City-based dancers nominated by Nancy and Catherine have contributed solos recorded in their homes that will be screened at 4 pm: Sarah Swift and Esmé Boyce
Artist Talk: 9am & 12pm EDT
African Fusion Dance Class: 2pm EDT
Solo Dance Performances: 4pm EDT