FORA.tv Speaker - Constance Valis Hill
Jacob's Pillow Scholar-in-Residence, Constance Valis Hill is a jazz dancer, choreographer, and scholar of performance studies whose writings have appeared in Dance Magazine, Village Voice, Dance Research Journal, Studies in Dance History, and Discourses in Dance; and in Dancing Many Drums: Excavations in African-American Dance (2001), Taken By Surprise: Dance Improvisation Reader (2003), Kaiso! Writings by and about Katherine Dunham
(2005), and Ballroom, Boogie, Shimmy, Sham, Shake: A Social and Popular Dance Reader (2008). Her book Brotherhood in Rhythm: The Jazz Tap Dancing of the Nicholas Brothers (2000), received the Deems Taylor ASCAP
Award; and the newly-published Tap Dancing America, A Cultural History (Oxford University Press 2010) was supported by grants from the John D. Rockefeller and John Simon Guggenheim Foundations. She has a Ph.D. in
Performance Studies from New York University and is a Five College Professor of Dance at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
06.24.10 | 00:04:46 min
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