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Thursday, June 28 • 10:30am - 11:40am
Culture and Conflict
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Pierre Dulaine

Pierre Dulaine is the founder of Dancing Classrooms, an arts and social development program which uses ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of more than 300,000 children and their families. He is a well-known dancer and dance instructor whose work is the subject of the 2006 feature film Take the Lead and the 2005 documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. Dulaine’s current documentary project Dancing in Jaffa, soon to be released, follows... Read More →
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Merlijn Twaalfhoven

Merlijn Twaalfhoven is a Dutch composer and the founder of La Vie Sur Terre, a nonprofit organization that produces large-scale projects on location with local artists and musicians. As a cultural entrepreneur, Twaalfhoven works to bridge contrasting cultures and mix unusual elements to create peace and unity where conflict is most prevalent. His musical collaborations combine classic and modern, Western and Oriental, groovy and subtle into... Read More →
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Damian Woetzel

Damian Woetzel is the director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program. A former principal dancer with New York City Ballet, Woetzel is also the artistic director of the Vail International Dance Festival, the founding director of the Jerome Robbins Foundation’s New Essential Works Program, and he works with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Connect Program in the New York City public schools. He is active as a director and producer, and among his... Read More →

Thursday June 28, 2012 10:30am - 11:40am
Kresge Building, Hines Room