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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

Solo Dances and Other Strategies to Survive Budgetary Cuts in the 21st Century

The conservative climate in the late 1980s spurred a debate about the “decency” of artwork, which developed into a confrontation within the United States Federal Government about arts funding and produced differing ideological world views known as “culture wars.” This particular division of ideals resulted in the reduction of arts programs and continues to be a “hot button” topic today. Currently, the discourse has shifted from non-funding of “indecent” art to the debt crisis, and access to funding for the arts is restricted by budgetary cuts. How have these confrontations of core values overpowered and polarized rationale of arts funding in the United States? How have budgetary cuts impacted the dance field? How have independent dance artists been impacted and what strategies have independent dance artists developed to carry out their work today?

Presenter: Angie Muzzy (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theatre
Time: 2 pm (Session III)
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