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Men in Dance: Bridging the Gap – Symposium
Thursday, June 29 – Saturday, July 1, 2017
West Virginia University, College of Creative Arts

The producer/director of DANSEUR in conjunction with Doug Risner, Author of Stigma and Perseverance in the Lives of Boys Who Dance have been invited to host the keynote address at the Men in Dance Symposium. The conference addresses the significant lack of male dancers in the field, how and why it is such a challenge. From early childhood dance and movement classes through secondary education and beyond, the dance world is faced with the question of how to attract more boys and men to the field. This problem is not limited to one genre of dance, age group, or country; the dilemma is global. This symposium seeks pragmatic solutions to address the dearth of male dancers in our studios, schools, and companies as students, professionals, and educators.

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