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The Dance and Theatre Studies Programs at Swarthmore College, in association with the Polish Cultural Institute of New York, and with support from the William J. Cooper Foundation and the President's Office of Swarthmore College, proudly present

Silesian Dance Theater
& symposium

Friday, November 2, 2001 - Sunday, November 4, 2001
Friday, November 2, 2001 at 8 pm
Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 3 PM
November 3 - Poland and Contemporary Dance Theatre symposium

Swarthmore College
Swarthmore, PA

The Dance and Theatre Studies Programs at Swarthmore College present a 3-day celebration of Polish dance theatre and the choreography of Jacek Luminski featuring the North American premiere of the Silesian Dance Theatre's Diary of a Daydream and an all-day international symposium: Dancing History: Poland and Contemporary Dance Theatre examining in the broader context of dance theatre in post-communist Europe the groundbreaking work of Jacek Luminski, founder and Artistic Director of the Silesian Dance Theatre, hailed as "one of the fathers of Polish modern dance", and currently Eugene Lang Visiting Professor of Social Change at Swarthmore College.

All events are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For more information or directions to the college, call (610) 328-8200.

The international symposium, Dancing History: Poland and Contemporary Dance Theatre,will examine the groundbreaking work of choreographer Jacek Luminski in its larger historical, critical, and theoretical contexts, as well as in the context of dance theatre in post-communist Europe. Topics will include contemporary dance theatre as a genre in Poland and elsewhere, the evolution of contemporary dance in post-Soviet Europe, and 20th-century Polish dance history. It will provide an unprecedented opportunity for contact and discussion between members of the Swarthmore and Philadelphia communities and leading dance scholars and critics from both the U.S. and abroad, as well as members of the Silesian Dance Theatre company.

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