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The School of Dance hosts a bi-weekly FORUM for all faculty and students on Wednesdays from 10:30am to 11:50am in the Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre or Studio 215 in Montgomery Hall. This unique gathering of the SOD community provides an opportunity to share research and general practices in the field as well as student involvement in organizations such as the Community Arts Initiative (CAI), Movement Exchange, flash mobs, special master classes, etc. The public is invited to attend these informative and informal showings. Please contact Joyce Fausone at for specific dates and topics.

Topics during the 2015 Fall semester:

  • Summer Sampler – Student presentations of summer programs
  • Lecture Demonstration with Jawole Zollar and Urban Bush Women
  • MANCC Artists – Overview and presentations MFA students Heather Boni (MANCC Scholarship recipient) and her summer studies with AXIS and Erika Hand’s residency with Nora Chipaumire
  • Faculty Research
  • Anjali Austin – CORPS conference & Threads performances
  • Loren Davidson – American Dance Festival
  • Joyce Fausone – Dance in Paris/Study Abroad
  • Ilana Goldman – Film
  • Rick McCullough – Sabbatical research
  • Hannah Schwardron – Film
  • Gwen Welliver – Opera/Choreography
  • Choreographic showings from Anthony Morgan’s composition class
  • Pina Bausch Documentary with an introduction by Gianna Mercandetti
  • Choreographic Showings of student work combined with CAI school children’s performance