Thursday, October 12, 2017

#AdaptingHeritage Forum 2017 - Introducing Jane Rutherford

Jane Rutherford is a graduate student in Ethnomusicology at Memorial University with a research focus on the sustainability of traditional NL set dancing. Jane is a keen set dancer and has been dancing, calling, and teaching for nearly 30 years. She is a collector of NL dances and has worked with several communities to revive dances that were nearly lost. She was the dance consultant for “Traditional Dances of Newfoundland and Labrador: A Guide for Teachers’, a resource used in the province’s schools. Jane has been on staff with Vinland Traditional Music Camp since 2005, and has helped coordinate the dance program at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival in recent years.

At the forum, Jane will be participating in a panel titled Close to the Floor - Dance Traditions in Newfoundland where she will focus on her expertise in set dancing.

Forum on Adapting NL's Intangible Cultural Heritage will take place on October 25 and 26. The cost of registration is $75.00, and $18.75 for post-secondary students. For full program details click here. To register click here.

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