The University of Texas Libraries and the Department of Theatre and Dance invites you to celebrate the legacy of vanguard choreographer Dr. Yacov Sharir and the launch of the Sharir and Sharir/Bustamante Dance Collection archive in the Fine Arts Library.
Join us for a panel on the topic of preserving and archiving four decades of Sharir’s choreographic innovations and a panel reflecting on a career built on solid modern dance technique and on pioneering the use of technologies like virtual reality, intelligent fabrics and interactive systems in performance.
Reception to follow.
The Sharir and Sharir/Bustamante Dance Collection: Dance Preservation, Digitization, and the Archive
A discussion with Ashley Adair, Libraries Digital Archivist; Anna Lamphear, Libraries Head of Digitization Services; and Colleen Lyon, Libraries Scholarly Communications Librarian moderated by Tina Curran, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Katie Van Winkle, graduate student in the Department of Theatre and Dance and Libraries Archiving Assistant.
Innovation and Legacy: Yacov Sharir and Sharir/Bustamante Danceworks
A discussion with Carol Adams, member of the Director's Council for the Department of Theatre and Dance; Andrea Beckham, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theatre and Dance; Sally Jacques, Founder and Director of Blue Lapis Light ; Sondra Lomax, Executive Director and Assistant Dean for Development and Lecturer; Charles Santos, Executive Director of TITAS; and Kate Warren, founder of Cafe Dance, moderated by Rebecca Rossen, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance.