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Ann H. Dils

Ann Dils, PhD, is a dance historian with strong interests in movement analysis and cultural studies. At UNCG, she teaches courses in dance history, appreciation, and dance research and writing, and is a member of UNCG's Women's and Gender Studies Coordinating Council. Dr. Dils has been editor (2006-2008) and co-editor (2003-2005) of Dance Research Journal, a publication of the Congress on Research in Dance, and now serves on CORD's Editorial Board. She co-edited the collections Dance, Place, and Identity (2008) and Moving History/ Dancing Cultures (2001). Her current writing appears in the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies and in several edited collections. She is co-director of Accelerated Motion: Towards a New Dance Literacy, a web-based collection of materials for the study of dance history and the social study of the body, currently in development by Wesleyan University Press. She is a past president of the Congress on Research in Dance.

There are 7 included publications by Ann H. Dils :

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Dance with Us: Virginia Tanner, Mormonism, and Humphrey's Utah Legacy. 2001 882 Dance critic Walter Terry was in the audience the evening of Rosalind Pierson's last, glorious performance with Virginia Tanner's Children's Dance Theatre (CDT). In his review for the New York Herald Tribune of that July 1953 Jacob's Pillow performan...
Dancing with the Mouse: Format for the Future 2000 66 Participants found a variety of pathways through Dancing with the Mouse, a conference sponsored by The National Dance Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and co-directed by Joanne (Jodi) Lunt and Keitha Man...
Dialogue in dance studies research. Dialogue in dance studies research 2001 324 In writing this paper, we-Jill Crosby and Ann Dils-render into text six years of sporadic dialogues. Through our explanation and examination of the 1994 movement analysis and description project that began our exchanges and discussion of subsequent...
The Ghost In The Machine: Merce Cunningham and Bill T. Jones 2002 486 What is it that we value in a human image? One priority—evidenced by the work of home videographers—is to create a sense of nearness to loved ones and events by capturing as much information about people and their actions as possible. Other image-mak...
Review of Choreographing History, edited by Susan Foster. 1997 1373 Choreographing History, a collection of essays edited and introduced by Susan Leigh Foster, explores the pitfalls and possibilities inherent in writing about the body and its cultural emanations. Since its publication in 1995, I have used essays from...
Review of Doris Humphrey Technique: The Creative Potential, a videotape written, directed, and hosted by Ernestine Stodelle and Doris Humphrey: The Collected Works, Vol. 2, a compendium of Labanotated Scores 1995 1192 The video, Doris Humphrey Technique: The Creative Potential, begins with a good, very general introduction to Humphrey's work and ends with rarely seen reconstructions of early Humphrey solos and a duet. The video might be a nice way to introduce Hum...
What Constitutes a Dance?: Investigating the Constitutive Properties of Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies 1993 567 These papers were originally given as a panel entitled What Constitutes a Dance at the 1989 Congress on Research in Dance Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. Panelists selected Antony Tudor's 1937 Dark Elegies as a case study and basis for examinin...