1989 Society of Dance History Scholars Conference

Twelfth Annual Conference
Arizona State University
17–19 February 1989


1. Bella Lewitzky. Keynote Address
2. Svea Becker. Jack Cole in Hollywood
3. Daniel Nagrin. Helen Tamiris and the Dance Historians
4. Bill Evans. Choreographer of Regions
5. Jenifer Craig. The Dancing Daughter
6. Christina Ashby-Martin. A Chronicle of Theatrical Dance in Albuquerque, 1918 – 1941
7. Maureen Needham Costonis. American Document: A Neglected Graham Work
8. Paula Bliss. A Natural Collaboration
9. Janet Soares. Louis Horst and His Influence on Modernism in Twentieth-Century Dance
10. Gail Hoak. Eleanor King Retrospective: Solo Works from 1935 to 1963
11. Sally Banes. Merce Cunningham's Story
12. David Vaughan. Merce Cunningham and the Northwest
13. A. William Smith. Dance in Early Sixteenth-Century Venice: The Mumaria and Some of Its Choreographers
14. Rebecca Harris-Warrick. The Dancing Duchess of Burgundy: The Life of a Dance Enthusiast at the Court of Louis XIV
15. Barbara Barker. Agnes de Mille's Heroines of the Forties
16. George Dorris. Willam Christensen Reminisces
17. Josie Neal. La Meri's Drishyakava: A Video Presentation
18. Camille Hardy. New Research in Dance, 1989
19. Saturo, Shimazaki, and Mary-Jean Cowell. East and West in the Works of Michio Ito
20. Program

This collection of papers was compiled from camera-ready copies provided by authors who wished to contribute their papers as a record of the 1989 conference. No editing was done.

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