**EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS - SEPTEMBER 30, 2012**
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Office of the Provost
Long Island University/Post Campus
November 14-16, 2012
On the occasion of the 65th anniversary year of the founding of the Limon Dance Company, Long Island University, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts will host an international conference on collaboration and creativity between disciplines and cultures. The highlights of the conference will be a keynote by Artistic Director Carla Maxwell and the performance by the Limón Dance Company of a new work, a collaboration between the Limon Dance Company, Cuban-born musician/composer Paquito D’Rivera, and Brazilian choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras. Mr. D’Rivera will be present and the music will be performed live on this rare occasion. The piece entitled "Come With Me" is inspired by the music "Ladies in White" by Mr. D’Rivera and is a project that fuses dance, music, language, and Hispanic culture.
The conference seeks to stimulate interest in exploring ways that dance intersects or converges with other disciplines through cultural tradition and innovation. Mr. Limón saw himself as a citizen of the world and the company he created was the best of the melting pot that is the United States. Knowledgeable in art, music, and literature he collaborated with other artists in the creation of his dances and serves as an example of the rich cultural contributions made by the many immigrants to this country.
Using José Limón’s inspiring life and creation as a springboard we expect to bring together scholars and practitioners from the following disciplines to discuss the richness of Limón’s legacy and to ask how someone like Limón becomes the "citizen of the world" he ultimately personified: Hispanic studies, ethnomusicology, musicology, immigrant studies, history of the Americas, dance, anthropology, and multi-cultural studies, in addition to artists, dancers, choreographers, dance therapists, and musicians.
Proposals could include creative conversations, workshops & master classes, informances, case-study theme sessions, exhibitions, films, individual papers, and roundtables that focus on a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Topics may include but are not limited to the following:
- Collaborations between composers and choreographers
- The Artist as Outsider
- Artist as World Citizen
- Artists in Exile
- Bringing Dance to the Community
- Connections between dance and other disciplines
- How the arts have been used to confirm, comment on, or challenge cultural traditions
- Limón’s 3-year return to Mexico in the 1950s.
- Immigrant contributions to the rich world of American dance
- Arts Managers and Marketers inspired by artists
Location: All conference activities and performances will take place on the Long Island University Post Campus, home of the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts.
Program Committee: Carl Paris (Independent Scholar); Barbara Sellers-Young (York University); Cara Gargano (Conference Chair). Others to be announced.
Registration Fees: The registration fee includes all conference materials, refreshment breaks, opening night reception, and tickets to the November 16th performance of the José Limón Company at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. The registration fee is $175 (Seniors and retired scholars $95; students $50). It is not necessary to present to attend the conference. More information regarding registration will be available shortly.