Dancing Ireni: Reimaging and Reimagining the Choreometrics Project is a three-day symposium on April 16-19, 2015 at the University of Maryland in College Park, celebrating both the centennial of Alan Lomax and the groundbreaking study of dance as formalized, culturally conditioned communicative behavior he founded in 1965 with Irmgard Bartenieff and Forrestine Paulay. Special guests and presenters include original Choreometrics Project member, Forrestine Paulay as well as Anna Lomax Wood, Martha Davis, Onye Ozuzu, Ann Biddle and others.
In partnership with the Library of Congress American Folklife Center and supported by the University of Maryland’s Dorothy Madden Professorship in Dance, the symposium is open to anyone who wishes to facilitate cross-cultural understanding through dance and explore the future of the more than 2,000 dance film segments that comprise the Choreometrics archives.
ATTENDANCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. See the event’s Facebook page.