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Faculty Research Spotlight

For a comprehensive list of faculty research, and links to library resources, please click here.

Faculty works are seen in regional, national, and international venues such as: The Painted Bride Arts Center and the International House in Philadelphia, Joe's Pub and the Joyce SoHo in New York City, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and at international festivals in Poland, France, India, and the United Kingdom.

Much choreographic and written scholarship involves faculty in collaborative work with artists in other fields both within the U.S. and abroad. Dance faculty at Swarthmore are also active in professional organizations such as the Congress on Research in Dance, Society of Dance History Scholars, The International Baccalaureate Organization, and the International Association of Blacks in Dance. They help organize symposia, conferences and concerts, serve on boards of directors, write internationally focused dance curricula, and work as editors and writers for proceedings and journals in the field.

For more information on research, please contact faculty members individually or see their profiles and websites.

New Book Release by Olivia Sabee

The Department of Music and Dance congratulates Olivia Sabee on her latest publication.

Theories of Ballet Encyclopédie

For more information about this book and the author please visit this site


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New Book Releases by Pallabi Chakravorty

The Department of Music and Dance congratulates Pallabi Chakravorty on her latest publications.

This is How We Dance Now!

Performance in the Age of Bollywood and Reality Shows

For more information about this book and the author please visit this site>

Dance Matters Too

Markets, Memories, Identities

Edited by Pallabi Chakravorty, Nilanjana Gupta. For more information about this book please visit this site>


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Ballet Forum: La Bayadère - PA Ballet

Behind The Scenes

Ballet Forum: La Bayadère

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

6:30 PM–7:30PM

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’s Rhoden Art Center
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hear from Artistic Director Angel Corella; Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty, Swarthmore College, Chair, Music and Dance; Dr. Laura Katz, Temple University Professor of Dance; Dr. Anna Marley, PAFA, Curator of Historical American Art; and moderator Phil Chan, Co-Founder of Final Bow for Yellowface on the history and legacy of La Bayadère.