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As the presidential election approaches, it's a particularly meaningful time to remember that we are celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment, when women earned the right to vote after a decades-long battle. Movement was more than a metaphor for the fight for women's suffrage—

Orpheus Reimagined at The Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville

September 2021 (rescheduled from March 2020)

ECHO and Friends of Metro Dance are excited partner with the artists Duncan Dance South and Portara Ensemble to present Orpheus Reimagined, an original program of new and reconstructed dance and music works created for the unique space of Nashville’s Parthenon. 

Many Faces of Love at Hunter Museum in Chattanooga

February 20, 2020

Inspired by the season and by works in the Hunter collection, MTSU Assistant Professor of Dance and Duncan Dance South Director Meg Brooker will present a performance of Isadora Duncan’s "The Many Faces of Love" in the Hunter galleries. Afterwards, learn more about the Hunter’s collection and the work of Isadora Duncan during a discussion.

WGNS: Focus on MTSU Fall Dance Concert

November 18, 2019

WGNS Radio interview promoting the MTSU Dance Theatre Fall 2019 concert and efforts to raise awareness for the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol. Also featuring MTSU Dance program growth, upcoming auditions, and exciting prospects for future dance majors. 

Embodied Exploration

July 26, 2019

In MTSU’s Dance program, experiential learning is the backbone of both the creative and educational processes. “We like to say that practice is research, and research is practice,” said Meg Brooker, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance. 

The Pulse: Arts, Entertainment, Culture

January 3, 2019

The Hunter Museum celebrates a dance legend

“Music and poetry exist in time; painting and architecture in space. But the dance lives at once in time and space.” — Curt Sachs

Dancing with Isadora

January 10, 2019

Experience our collection dancing to life with an in-gallery performance developed by MTSU Assistant Professor of Dance and Duncan Dance South Director Meg Brooker. This performance features Elizabeth Disharoon Wright, performing courtesy of Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company, Valerie Durham, co-director of the Duncan Dance Project. $15 adults (includes museum admission).

Isadora Duncan: Art, Myth, & Movement

April 27-29, 2018

Isadora Duncan lived life as art, pioneering free expression through dance. Learn about her extraordinary legacy through a weekend of performances, workshops and lectures presented by the Metro Parks Dance Division and MTSU dance professor Meg Brooker and the Duncan Dance Project in partnership with the Parthenon, Centennial Art Center, New Dialect, Kidsville, Centennial Youth Ballet, and Barfield Dance Academy. 

April 2018

Thanks to the early 20th century revolutionary expression and stylistic innovations by Isadora Duncan, “The Mother of Modern Dance,” any location can be envisioned as the perfect backdrop to a dance performance. For dancers, the sight of the Nashville Parthenon has long evoked images of Duncan performing at the beloved ancient temple.

Isadora Duncan International Symposium, ODC Theatre, San Francisco, CA

August 2017

The 2017 Symposium theme is “Resurgence: Bridging Time and Techniques.” 140 years after Duncan’s birth, we gather in San Francisco to explore the city and landscape that informed her early artistic development. 

ODC Hotspot: Isadora Duncan Dance Technique, San Francisco, CA

August 2017

In preparation for the third biennial Isadora Duncan International Symposium Resurgence: Bridging Time and Techniques, August 10-12, 2017 at the ODC Dance Theatre, the IDIS Steering Committee will offer community open classes in Duncan technique.

Duncan Dance Project at Calvert 22 Gallery, London

June 2017

Performances of Meg Brooker's Birches and original Duncan repertory by DDP dancer Julia Pond for the Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde book lauch. Workshop entitled "Isadora Duncan's Revolutionary Dances" co-facilitated by Meg Brooker and Julia Pond.

This Middle Tennessee Professor Took Her Dance Students to Russia

July 17, 2017

When Valentina Ryazanova from the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) invited me to bring students to perform in the Moscow 2017 Isadora Duncan dance festival, I knew that I had to make the trip happen.

Dancestry...Beckoning, Austin, TX

March 2017

Dancestry transports its dancers and audiences on a century-long journey into modern dance history and back again. Beckoning blasts us into the past with the historic works of American modern dance icons Isadora Duncan and Erick Hawkins.

New Dialect: Morning Classes, Nashville, TN

February 2017

Join us for a weeklong workshop in the technique and repertoire of legendary dance innovator, Isadora Duncan. This rare opportunity to study the expressive movement vocabulary of Duncan, will focus on the distinct elements of her technique and relate the work to dance history and contemporary practice.

Duncan Residency: School of Creative and Performing Arts, Lexington, KY

January 2017

The SCAPA Dance Department is proud and excited to be hosting a residency program with choreographer Meg Brooker from Middle Tennessee State University. Our residency will provide all dance majors with technique classes and will also provide an opportunity to be part of the choreographic process for a piece for Dance SCAPA 2017.

European Soiree: Duncan Dance Project at Sutton House, London

August 2016

East London Radio Interview

 

At the end of July , Dancers Julia Pond & Meg Brooker and Pianist Holly Cullen-Davies performed a night of music and dance performance featuring composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Guest Performances in Greece

July 2016

During the summer of 2016, Meg Brooker danced as a guest with Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Company as part of the 44th CID World Congress on Dance at the Dora Stratou Theatre in Athens, Greece, and for a residency at the Samos School of Dance. She also appeared with Barbara Kane's Isadora Duncan Dance Group London/Paris at the Kalamata International Dance Festival.

Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

April 2016

"Maenads & Muses: A Celebration of the Dances of Isadora Duncan & the Greek Ideal" brings together the artistic and the scholarly with performances of Isadora Duncan dances as well as discussions of the influence of the Greek aesthetic and philosophy.

Dancestry...Vivid, Austin, TX

January 2016

Austin Chronicle Review by Jonelle Seitz

 

Audiences gained much from this program's recreations of historic dances by Isadora Duncan, Loie Fuller, and Lucia Dlugoszewski.

Women in Dance Leadership Conference Highlight: Meg Brooker

October 29-November 1, 2015

Our mission is to investigate, explore, and reflect on women’s leadership by representing innovative and multicultural dance work to celebrate, develop, and promote women’s leadership in dance making, dance related fields, and other male dominated professions.

Dancestry at Texas State University

September 11-12, 2015

Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, Erick Hawkins: Dance aficionados recognize these late choreographers as having played a significant role in the foundation and development of American modern dance. What if audiences could see works by each of these historic dancemakers on one program? In Dancestry, showing Sept. 11-12 at Texas State University’s Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre, you can.

Noyes School of Rhythm Summer Program, Portland, CT

July 12-August 3, 2015

Meg will be teaching at the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation's summer program in Portland, CT, for three weeks. Visit www.noyesrhythm.org for more information and to register. Come join Meg in the CT woods!

Isadora Duncan International Symposium, Chicago, IL

June 11-13, 2015

For the second biennial Isadora Duncan Internationa Symposium at Joffrey in Chicago, Meg taught a workshop entitled "Discovering Duncan: Encountering Noyes" and facilitated a panel addressing gender in Isadora Duncan dance.

SDHS, Athens, Greece

June 4-7, 2015

Meg presented work on early modern dance artist Florence Fleming Noyes for the joint Society of Dance History Scholars/Congress on Research in Dance international conference. 

Dancestry, Austin, TX

May 22-23, 2015

Shay Ishii Dance Company presents Dancestry, a celebration of artistic heritage and revival of historic dance, for three performances at the Rollins Studio Theatre, May 22-23. Dancestry features legacy works of American Modern Dance, originally created by artists Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erick Hawkins. Additionally, Dancestry will feature new works choreographed by the lead artists in their respective legacy techniques. Lead artists include Shay Ishii, Artistic Director of the Shay Ishii Dance Company, Katherine Duke, Artistic Director of the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, Meg Brooker, Artistic Director of Thel Dance Theatre, and Jessica Lindberg of Lindberg/Slayter Reconstructions.

June 2013

Television interview promoting guest artist appearances and performance at the Tchaikovsky Museum in Votkinsk.

Free Dance and Movement Concert

October 2010

Interview on Kultura program with performance clips from Free Dance and Movement 2010 concert, sponsored by Hepthachor at PROEKT FABRIKA in Moscow.

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