WIDL 2015: Artist Highlight / Meg Brooker
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OCTOBER 29, 2015 - NOVEMBER 1, 2015

Our mission is to investigate, explore, and reflect on women’s leadership by representing innovative and multicultural dance work to celebrate, develop, and promote women’s leadership in dance making, dance related fields, and other male dominated professions.

WIDL Conference Highlight
Soiree Duncan dance
"Soiree Duncan Dance"
Meg Brooker dances original Duncan choreography with accompaniment by Kyle Evans for Divergence Vocal Theater's Spring Street Studios Soiree, in Houston, TX
Meg Brooker is a Tennessee-based Isadora Duncan dance artist and Assistant Professor of Dance at Middle Tennessee State University. As a Duncan dancer, Meg has performed in national and international venues including The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Art Monastery (Italy), Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg), American Center of Moscow, PROJEKT Fabrika (Moscow), the Tchaikovsky Museum (Votkinsk), and the ancient Greek ruins at Chersonesos (Crimea), among others. Meg is a founder and steering committee member of the Isadora Duncan International Symposium and a former member of Lori Belilove & Company, Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, New York.

As an educator, Meg has taught master classes and staged Duncan work for dance programs at a range of institutions including The University of Texas at Austin, Texas State University, Northwest Vista College, the Anglo American School of Moscow, and Middle Tennessee State University. In addition to her work at the college and university level, Meg has taught on the faculties of The School at Steps on Broadway, Tapestry Dance Academy, the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation, and the Noyes School of Rhythm Foundation, where she also serves on the Board of Directors.

Meg has presented scholarship on Isadora Duncan and Florence Fleming Noyes for Society of Dance History Scholars, Congress on Research in Dance, and National Dance Educators Organization, blogged about early twentieth century dance at Tunics in Texas, and contributed as a writer to Dance Studio Life magazine. Meg holds an MFA from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Yale.
A dance maker and performer with a history of interdisciplinary collaborations. Equally informed by structure and improvisation, Meg draws on a range of techniques from her dance and theatre trainings to create new work that balances early modern dance movement principles with contemporary perspectives of the body in motion.

Meg presents work in a range of contexts, from gardens and museum settings to fully produced concerts, and she frequently collaborates with musicians, visual artists, and dancers interested in crafting a dialogue between early modern principles and contemporary techniques.

Find out about Dancestry, THEL Dance Theatre, Divergence Vocal Theatre and Colors in Motion here.

Meg works with a wide range of populations including:
  • Professional performers in live concert venues
  • University dance students
  • K-12 students and teachers in private and public schools
  • Students in professional performing arts training programs
  • Caregivers and volunteers in the health care industry
  • Incarcerated women
  • Employees in corporate settings
Past programs and community partners include:
  • The Girls' School of Austin
  • McCallum Fine Arts Academy
  • Forklift Danceworks
  • Tapestry Dance Academy
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Northwest Vista College
  • Moscow State University
  • Divergence Vocal Theater
  • Sundara Yoga Therapy
  • Travis County Correctional Complex/Conspire Theater
  • Lockhart Work Facility/Truth Be Told
Also an active dance writer and scholar, Meg's writings on dance history and community-based performance have been published in magazines and academic conference proceedings, as well as online. Meg maintains a blog, Tunics in Tennessee, (formerly Tunics in Texas) through which she creates a contemporary context for Isadora Duncan's philosophical and artistic perspective. She has also been instrumental in salvaging 1920's film footage of the Noyes Rhythm dancers and has reconstructed Noyes Group choreography based on this historic footage. Meg has presented scholarship on early modern dance practices for the Congress on Research in Dance, the Society of Dance History Scholars, National Dance Educators Organization, and for Moscow State University.


Registration Fee:
$300 (6/16 – 9/30)
Late Registration Fee:
$350 (10/1 – 10/29)
College Student Registration:
$100 (Limited number)
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