Murfreesboro Names 2021 Laureates

January 2021: Dancer Meg Brooker and actor Cameron L. Mitchell join Poet laureate Amie Whittemore in being named as The City of Murfreesboro Cultural Arts' 2021 Laureates. The Murfreesboro Cultural Arts Laureate Program is a notable honor for local artists, providing recipients with further opportunities to educate, advocate, and represent the community through their own creative initiatives. Laureates serve for one year. Whittemore was selected as Poet laureate last year and was invited to serve through 2021.

This Dance Was Part of the Women's Suffrage Movement- And Meg Brooker is Reconstructing It for 2020

October 2020: 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Nashville Arts Magazine: Celebrating Dance Innovator Isadora Duncan

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.