2017 Annual Conference Proceedings


Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance

Photo Jess Cavender

Contributors: Julie Brodie, Meg Brooker, Susan Leigh Foster, Sarah Williams Gonzales, Ruth Hellier-Tinoco, Sebastian Ignacio Oreamuno, Jacki Job, Mariko Kitahara, Gerard M. Samuel, Stephanie Schroedter, Emily Winerock, Emi Yagishita

The 2017 CORD + SDHS Annual Conference Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance, was held October 19-22, 2017 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Each presenter at the conference was invited to contribute to the Proceedings. Those who chose to contribute did so by submitting pdf files, which are assembled here. There was minimal editorial intervention — little more than the addition of page numbers and headers. Authors undertook to adhere to a standard format for fonts, margins, titles, figures or illustrations, order of sections, and so on, but there may be minor differences in format from one paper to another.

Presenters’ affiliations and biographical information are shown as they appeared in the conference program book, which was compiled in November, 2017.

Individual authors hold the copyrights to their papers. The Congress on Research in Dance and the Society of Dance History Scholars are not legally responsible for any violation of copyright; authors are solely responsible.

Table of Contents


pp. 1-11

Archiving Multiple Perspectives: Student Notes on the Teachings of Florence Fleming Noyes

Meg Brooker

pp. 12-26

Honoring the Work of Thomas DeFrantz

Susan Leigh Foster

pp. 27-35

The Great Divide: Turn of the Century American Ballet with the Ballet Dancer, the Toe Dancer, and the Ballet Girl

Sarah Williams Gonzales

pp. 36-46

HORSE[M]EN: Contemporary Queering of Traditional Traces in Mexico

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

pp. 47-57

If the Shoe Fits: The Pointe Shoe as a Tool for Knowledge Acquisition

Sebastian Ignacio Oreamuno

pp. 58-72

Butoh as an Approach to Performance in South Africa

Jacki Job

pp. 73-83

When Did Fokine first see Duncan dancing? : Reexamining a historical problematic

Mariko Kitahara

pp. 84-93

Amandla! Agency and Dance-Activism in South Africa

Gerard M. Samuel

pp. 94-102

Traces of Audio-Visual Movements – Tracing Choreomusical Creativity

Stephanie Schroedter

pp. 103-113

“What dances shall we have?”: Assembling the Evidence of Non-Courtly Dancing in Shakespearean England

Emily Winerock

pp. 114-127

Michio Ito: A Bridge Between East and West

Emi Yagishita

pp. 128-142

Cūkas Driķos​: The Story of One​ ​Latvian Folk Dance

Julie Brodie

pp. 143-152

Making Dance Visible at The New York Public Library

Arlene Yu