WRITING & SCHOLARSHIP
Meg Brooker, is an active dance writer and scholar, and her writings on dance history and community-based performance have been published in magazines and academic conference proceedings, as well as online. From 2010-2013, Meg maintained a blog, Tunics in Texas, in order to explore a contemporary perspective on Isadora Duncan's philosophy and art and to situate Duncan dance in a 21st century context.
Meg has presented scholarship on early modern dance practices for the Dance Studies Association, Congress on Research in Dance, Society of Dance History Scholars, National Dance Educators Organization, Isadora Duncan International Symposium, Women in Dance Leadership, the International Dance Council (CID) World Congress in Athens, the People's Friendship University of Russia (RUDN) and for Lomonosov Moscow State University's Department of Psychology and Philology. She has also contributed as a writer to Dance Studio Life magazine and to Dance Teacher Magazine online.
Meg is also the archivist and historian for the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation, and with support from a National Endowment for the Humanities Preservation Assistance Grant and from Middle Tennessee State University's Faculty Research and Creative Activity Committee, she initiated the process of cataloguing and preserving the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation Archives. She has also been instrumental in salvaging 1920's film footage of the Noyes Rhythm dancers and has reconstructed Noyes Group choreography based on this historic footage.
"This Middle Tennessee University Professor Took Her Dance Students to Russia," Dance Teacher Magazine (online), July 17, 2017
"Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer's Legacy by Andrea Mantell Seidel (review)," Dance Research Journal 49.1 (2017): 95-97.
"Moving in Context: Duncan Contemporary Florence Fleming Noyes," Connecticut Dances Compendium, Connecticut Dance Alliance Dance History Project, January 2017: 22-30.
"Body and Performance ed. by Sandra Reeve (review)." Theatre Topics 24.2 (2014): 161-162.
"Russia's Contemporary Culture," Dance Studio Life, January 2013
"Dance Preservation: Capturing the Elusive," Dance Studio Life, January 2012