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  • "As moderator for the Chicago Dancing Festival's lecture-demonstration series at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lucia Mauro -- with her vast knowledge of dance history, thorough grasp of dance in our times, and the rare ability to depict dance through the written and spoken word -- has been a source of enlightenment for both audiences and artists who seek deeper insights into the mysteries of dance."

    - Lar Lubovitch, Artistic Director, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, New York

  • "Not only is Lucia Mauro a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about dance and the history of dance, she is also able to communicate that knowledge to a diverse audience in a manner that makes even the most novice dancegoer feel enlightened. Her enthusiasm for her subject and the natural ease with which she imparts her wisdom is engaging and contagious."

    - Brett Batterson, Executive Director, Auditorium Theatre, Chicago

  • "As an interviewer, Lucia Mauro's questions and comments are forever thought- provoking, and she lends a unique angle to the topics at hand. I'm always appreciative of her approachable manner and respect for the art form and for the energized dialogue that transpires due to her vast knowledge of dance currently and historically."

    - Glenn Edgerton, Artistic Director, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

  • "It's so crazy how much I learned in your Dance History class. I felt like I understood performances on such a deeper level, and could explain their significance to others as well."

    - Jacquelyn Pavilon, dance history student, Loyola University Chicago

 

 

Available Webisodes

1. Introduction: Joy of Dance
2. Renaissance Court Dances: Catherine de' Medici
3. Baroque Court Dances: King Louis XIV
4. Tutus & Sylphs: Origins of the Romantic Ballet
5. Classic Romantic Ballets: La Sylphide, Giselle, Coppelia
6. Romanticism Danish-Style: August Bournonville
7. Paris to St. Petersburg: Imperial Russian Ballet
8. Petipa/Tchaikovsky: A Match Made in Fairytale Heaven
9. Diaghilev's Ballets Russes: Multimedia Art in Motion
10. Michel Fokine: Beyond Pyrotechnics
11. Vaslav Nijinsky: Tragic Genius
12. Bronislava Nijinska: Brown Wools and Shiny Pearls
13. Parade: Picasso's Cubist Ballet
14. England's Power Women
15. Frederick Ashton: Witty Theatricality
16. Antony Tudor: The Tortured Gesture
17. Rise of Ballet in the United States
18. George Balanchine: Neoclassical Nuance
19. George Balanchine: Red, White and Blue
20. American Identity in Dance: Cowboy Ballets
21. American Identity in Dance: Sailors and Other Tough Guys
22. Broadway and Movie Musicals I
23. Broadway and Movie Musicals II
24. Early Moderns: Germany
25. Early Moderns: United States
26. Early Moderns: United States
27. Doris Humphrey: Fall and Recovery
28. Martha Graham: Mother of Modern Dance
29. Martha Graham: High Priestess of Dance
30. Modern Dance as Social Justice
31. Early Experimentalists: Merce Cunningham
32. Early Experimentalists: Paul Taylor and Alwin Nikolais
33. Judson Church and Post-Modernism
34. Twyla Tharp: Controlled Nonchalance
35. Race and Dance: Dance Anthropologists
36. Race and Dance: African-American Experience
37. Race and Dance: Birth of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
38. Race and Dance: Garth Fagan and Arthur Mitchell
39. Developments in 20th Century Classical Ballet: Soviet Union
40. Developments in 20th Century Ballet: Germany and England
41. Developments in 20th Century Contemporary Dance: France and Switzerland
42. Developments in 20th Century Contemporary Dance: The Netherlands
43. Developments in 20th Century Classical/Contemporary Dance: Germany
44. Beauty in the Grotesque: Germany
45. Beauty in the Grotesque: Japan
46. Choreographers Today: Susan Stroman & Mia Michaels
47. Choreographers Today: William Forsythe & Mark Morris
48. Choreographers Today: Ronald K. Brown & Alonzo King
49. Choreographers Today: Rennie Harris & Robert Battle
50. Choreographers Today: Matthew Bourne & Christopher Wheeldon
51. Choreographers Today: Boris Eifman & Wayne McGregor
52. Choreographers Today: Crystal Pite & Aszure Barton
 

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