Central to Duke’s new MFA in Dance: Embodied Interdisciplinary Praxis is the integration of intensive dance and movement research with study across disciplines.
In Conversation: Ballet Education & Body ImageOpen To The Public
Courtney Liu '13, MFA in Dance '21, will present sections of her final performance work for the MFA in Dance as well as her research on progressive ballet pedagogy and body image.
About Courtney Liu
Courtney Liu is a performer, dance teacher, choreographer, and researcher who is currently pursuing her MFA at Duke University (expected graduation 2021). She has taught dance nationally and internationally for the past 15 years and has choreographed a variety of dance performances and films. In addition to working with university students, conservatory students, pre-professional dancers, and recreational students, Liu has facilitated dance experiences for children exposed to domestic violence, underserved children across the US, students from her grandfather’s hometown in Zhuhai, China, Special Olympics team members, and refugee students in New York and Durham. Courtney’s performance credits include the Phantom of the Opera Broadway Cast (Assistant Dance Captain, Meg u/s, Swing, Ensemble), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, and the Cincinnati Ballet.
About In Coversation
This free online public conversation series is presented by Duke Arts and Duke Performances (Fridays at Noon, Jan 29 through April 16). Featuring faculty-invited visiting artists and artists from Duke Performances virtual Spring 2021 season.
Before life moved onto virtual platforms like Zoom, Duke Arts and Duke Performances hosted casual artist talks in Duke’s Rubenstein Arts Center and in a variety of Durham community venues like the Pinhook and Cocoa Cinnamon. We miss these opportunities to connect with our audiences and artists, and we hope you’ll join us for this new venture.