Dance Science and Somatics Educators Summer 2016 Conference (DSSE)

With Special Guest & Honoree Irene Dowd  |  August 5-7, 2016
Modern Dance, University of Utah, Marriott Center for DanceID web photo MatthewKaras edit 2


Our special guest and honoree, Irene Dowd, will lead an extended portion of the discussion during the conference. Irene Dowd is on the dance faculty of the Juilliard School, Movement Research and the Hollins University/ADF MFA program in dance. She has been a regular guest at Canada's National Ballet School and NYU Tisch School of the Arts for many years. Irene is the recipient of the 2014 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Chair for Distinguished teaching at ADF, and recipient of the 2015 Juilliard School John Erskine Faculty Prize.

Author of Taking Root to Fly (now in the 10th printing of the 3rd edition), she has maintained a private practice in kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re- education for 45 years in NYC. Irene has choreographed for Peggy Baker, Margie Gillis and other solo dancers. Her work has been taught in schools and dance companies across the US and Canada.

All drawings in the page below are originals by Irene Dowd.

Registration is Now Closed

About the ConferenceFlamingTrunk

DSSE is designed for those who teach dance science, anatomy for dance, dance kinesiology, injury prevention, or somatics for dancers. It's an excellent opportunity to meet educators in this area to collectively brainstorm about teaching pedagogy and resources, as well as share teaching tips, techniques and content applications to dance technique and somatics.

For 2016, we will gather together with renowned movement educator Irene Dowd to share insights on teaching dancers. The conference will include discussion and movement sessions with an emphasis on interaction.



Irene Dowd's "Hand On Heart"

Conference Program Outline (subject to refinement):

Friday evening (August 5, 2016)
5-6PM Registration/Meet & Greet/Opening Remarks/Light Dinner
6-8PM Sessions

Saturday (August 6, 2016)
9AM-12PM Session with Irene Dowd
12-1:30PM Lunch
1:30-5PM Sessions
6PM Dinner Gathering

Sunday (August 7, 2016)
9AM-12PM Sessions
12:30-2:30PM Working Lunch & DSSE Business Meeting

Irene Dowd's "Arch"Campus Lodging

A block of rooms are being reserved for conference participants at the University Guest House for Friday and Saturday nights.
The nightly rate is $109.00 (Friday and Saturday night only)
To reserve your room: Call the main desk at 801-587-1000 or toll free at 1-888-416-4075 and state that you are attending the Dance Science and Somatics Educators Conference.
You must reserve your room by Wednesday, July 06, 2016.