Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience


Rutgers University
49 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07102
County: Middlesex


Ms. Laura Troiano

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To support the 11th anniversary season of the Clement A. Price Institute Dance Symposium Series at Rutgers-Newark in 2016-2017.

Organization Background

The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience, which presents the Dance Symposium Series at Rutgers University-Newark, has over two decades of experience bridging campus and community, bringing cutting-edge scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to bear on contemporary life in Newark and the nation. Under the leadership of interim director Dr. Mark Krasovic, it brings an experienced and dedicated staff to that work, and has forged partnerships both on campus and in the larger Newark community. Through its broad range of public programs -- the centerpiece of which is the annual Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series, New Jersey's oldest and largest Black History Month conference -- the Institute has cultivated a community dedicated to the study of history, the promotion of the arts, and the development of a lifelong love of learning.

The Institute's goal in mounting the Dance Symposium Series is to enrich the civic fabric of New Jersey by bringing quality programming in the arts and humanities to a wide and diverse audience -- especially those commonly underserved by the arts and humanities. For ten years, the Price Institute's Dance Symposium Series has brought accomplished dance troupes to Newark to engage directly with an audience in workshop and performance settings. For the Price Institute's 11th anniversary season of the Dance Symposium Series in 2016-17, we propose two programs intended to engage a cross-section of diverse audiences: a symposium on the classical American dance form, tap, with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble; and an exploration of Mexican and Mexican-American dance with the Calpulli Mexican Dance Ensemble. Each symposium includes a workshop during the day and an evening public performance. All Symposium activities are presented free of charge and open to the public.

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