Dance 2050: A ThinkTank for Dance Education - updates coming soon
Now familiar to hundreds of dance educators, “DANCE 2050” refers to a think tank for dance in higher education that is sustained by the National Dance Education Organization.
The Vision Document for DANCE 2050
was written collaboratively in 2013, following retreats at Temple and Wesleyan Universities, and later ratified by a group of conference participants in Chicago in 2014. A two-page Executive Summary can be read here
Since 2014, a dedicated group of individuals has met each year to generate an open, critical dialogue about the future of dance in higher education. Each year, a different theme drives the colloquy with the intention to engage new voices. A few volunteers across the country continue the inquiry, moving thinking into the next year.
More than a special interest group, these post-secondary dance professionals form a collective of imagination and mindful analysis, to identify the cultural changes that inevitably precipitate new definitions of dance as art in higher education.
The goal of this think tank is to disseminate forward thinking, to integrate dance knowledge, technology, and diverse body practices, to drive progress and positive change in higher education, not to be reactive to forces outside the field of dance.
Dance 2050 Annual Meetings
Dance 2050 holds annual meetings typically on the pre-conference day of the NDEO conferences. The meetings include brainstorming on topics related to the conference theme and ways to disseminate and evolve the Dance 2050 Vision Document, as well as reports on activity during the year related to Dance 2050 themes and initiatives. The meetings are open to all interested in dance education. To attend the meeting, select the pre-conference session listed in the NDEO national conference bulletin. If you are adding the session to a previous registration, email email@example.com
2020 Dance 2050 Annual Meeting - 11/8/20
DANCE 2050: A ThinkTank for Dance Education
2020 Annual Meeting Agenda
2019 Dance 2050 Annual Meeting - 10/23/19