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The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance honors the pioneering and seminal contributions of preeminent dance historian Selma Jeanne Cohen.
The Fulbright Association created the fund with a generous gift from Dr. Cohen in 2000 to recognize the importance of her Fulbright exchange experience in Russia and to perpetuate her interests in dance as an international enterprise.
All Cohen Lectures occur at the Fulbright Association’s Annual Conference. Past recipients include:
Dance for Parkinson’s Patients
Ph.D, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in Movement Science from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Research Health Scientist at the Atlanta VA Center for Visual and Neurocognitive Rehabilitation and an Assistant professor of Medicine, in the division of General Medicine and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Emory School of Medicine.
An Empire Stages Back: Nationalism, Post-Coloniality, and the Canadian Diaspora in Philippine Dance
Associate Professor, Department of Dance, York University, Toronto, Canada
Director, MA and Ph.D. programs in Dance Studies
Beyond Stereotypes: Unraveling Flamenco Dance from its Historical and Cultural Threads
Flamenco Dancer, Choreographer, Instructor
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Instant Online Collaboration: Just Add Dance!
Social Entrepreneur, Strategist, Producer, Professor – Funk Soup
New York, New York
Smith College MFA Candidate
Spectacular Histories: The Ballet Russes, International Cultural Exchange & the Historical Imagination
University of Surrey
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A Living Legacy: Uzbek Dance
Laurel Victoria Gray
Silk Dance Road Company
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Carving Out Space for Chinese Modern Dance in an Interconnected World
Alison M. Friedman
Parnassus Productions, Inc.
Sacred Dance and Secular Law in Bali
Professor, Theatre Department
Where My Dancing Had Saved Me from Disgrace
Associate Professor, Department of Performance Studies
Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Moving Inside and Outside the Box: Thoughts on the Graphic Notation of Baroque Dances for the Ballroom
Dance Historian, Choreographer and Associate Professor of Music History
Don Wright Faculty of Music University of Western Ontario
Reconstructing Jeux, Nijinsky’s Bloomsbury Ballet
Dance Historian and Choreographer
Ballets Old & New
Transylvanian Dancing in the Final Hour
Wayne B. Kraft
Professor of German
Eastern Washington University
Dancing with the Wheel of Ever Returning: A Theatrical Adventure with Australian Aborigines and Native Americans
Gretchen Ward Warren
Professor, School of Theater and Dance
University of South Florida
SELMA JEANNE COHEN FUND PRESENTERS
Are you a pioneering dance scholar and Fulbrighter? Share your talent with the Fulbright community at this year’s conference by applying to be the 2016 Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund scholarship awardee.
The Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund for International Scholarship on Dance enables a dance scholar to present a major paper on previously unpublished research at our 2016 Annual Conference. The 2016 Lecturer will be selected based on guidelines developed by the late Dr. Selma Jeanne Cohen, dance historian and founding editor of the International Encyclopedia of Dance, whose generous endowment gift supports this lecture program.
• Selma Jeanne Cohen Fund provides an honorarium, round-trip travel and per diem to the selected dance scholar to attend and present at the 2016 Fulbright Association conference.
• Applicants are encouraged to make presentations interactive, through multimedia and dance demonstrations.
• Competition is open to all dance scholars in any field of dance and may be residents of any country.
• Lectures must be based on previously unpublished research and not presented at other conferences.
• Selection based on the quality of your presentation plan, qualifications, dance demonstration and references.
• Application should include an assessment of the impact of your own Fulbright or other international exchange experience on your work in the field of dance, when possible. It may also include a general assessment of the Fulbright Program’s impact on the field of dance in a particular country or region.
The award recipient will be selected through a competitive process. Decisions will be made by the Cohen Selection Committee.
• Please include cover letter, no longer than one page in length, briefly describing your proposal.
• Include a narrative of no longer than ten pages, double-spaced (3,750 word limit), describing the research or scholarly work to be presented and its significance in advancing dance scholarship and addressing the guidelines above.
• Include a presentation plan for a conference presentation of NO LONGER than one hour’s length. The presentation plan must include a lecture of no longer than 30 minutes and a 30-minute Q & A period.
• Provide two letters of reference from individuals well acquainted with your work as a dance scholar.
• Provide a copy of your resume or C.V.
• Applications for the 2016 award must be received electronically by COB June 30, 2016.
• The lecturer must agree to attend the Fulbright Association conference and make his or her presentation on the date requested by the Fulbright Association. The recipient will be expected to have his or her own health, travel, and other necessary insurance.
Submissions: Submit applications by June 30 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note in the subject line: “Cohen Lecture Submission.”
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