Dance/USA hosted its 8th Annual Conference in Austin, TX from June 8-11, 2016. From executive directors and emerging arts leaders to managers and presenters, agents and artists, nearly 500 individuals associated with the professional dance field convened for networking, creative conversation, enriching training sessions, discussion on important issues facing the field, and performances.
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Watch the 2016 Opening Plenary Session!
On Thursday, June 9, 2016, Dance/USA live streamed the Opening Plenary session of the 2016 Annual Conference from the Long Center in Austin, TX. The Opening Plenary featured important announcements from Executive Director Amy Fitterer and an armchair discussion with an all-Austin line-up of artists working in each of the programmatic foci of the 2016 Annual Conference, Financing Dance, Dance and Technology, and the Social Responsibility of Dance. Watch the Plenary Session here
The Opening Night Celebration featured the Dance/USA Honors Celebration where recipients of the Honors, Ernie (named for the late Ian “Ernie” Horvath), Trustees, and Champion Awards received honors from Dance/USA and the local community. This extraordinary event is cause for reflection upon these individuals’ contributions to dance in America and an acknowledgement of the roles they play in the national and local dance community.
Check out highlights from the event below!
Watch the full event here!
Video edited by Joe Rocha, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.
The 2016 Annual Conference was campus style to showcase the beauty of Austin's local arts venues. Dance/USA also partnered with an area hotel to provide special rate accommodations for Conference attendees.