Sociologist and dance critic

Les femmes chorÉgraphes pionniÈres

Meeting with Laura Cappelle, sociologist and critic

From Martha Graham to Bintou Dembélé, Isadora Duncan and Carolyn Carlson, many women choreographers have marked their time and the history of dance. Laura Cappelle, a sociologist and critic for the New York Times and the Financial Times, who edited Nouvelle Histoire de la danse en Occident (Seuil), will develop the links between the history of dance and the choreographers presented in Cannes.

With the participation of Janet Eilber, artistic director of the Martha Graham Dance Company and Brigitte Lefèvre, Artistic director of the Festival. This meeting will be followed by a dedication of the book by Laura Cappelle “Nouvelle Histoire de la danse en Occident” (Seuil) in collaboration with the bookshop “Autour d’un Livre” in Cannes.


27 november 2021

6.30 pm
HI 5 Studio Palais des Festivals
Free entrance within the limit of available places

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