Susan Cashion, Stanford Dance Division faculty member, artist and dance community leader, has died

Cashion, a specialist in Mexican, Caribbean and Latin American dance, put Stanford on the map as home to one of the first resident student Mexican folkloric dance troupes in the nation, the highly regarded Ballet Folklórico de Stanford, which she founded in 1972.

Susan V. Cashion, a Stanford University specialist in Mexican, Caribbean and Latin America dance, died unexpectedly Aug. 29. The loss of this remarkable scholar, colleague and artist, known to all affectionately as “Susie,” is felt across campus and throughout the dance community. Cashion joined the Stanford Dance Division faculty in 1972 and remained an emeritus…

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Stanford Dancers Take DC

Twilight Composite has truly been the little engine that could. When we began the rehearsal process for Diane Frank’s new dance work last September, neither I nor the six other student dancers could imagine the unbelievable adventure that it would take us on.  We expected our one and only performance of the work to be…

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Dance company proves March isn’t just for hoops

March is not just for hoops.

March is not just for hoops. While the Cardinal basketball teams participated in the NCAA and NIT tournaments, another team of Stanford stars took the floor. The Stanford dancers went to the American College Regional Conference this month to perform Twilight Composite – and it was selected as the strongest work at the conference. In…

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Stanford Dance reconstructs Anna Sokolow’s signature work Rooms

Artistry, artifacts and scholarship come together in a dance history project presented by Stanford Dance, the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and Stanford Hillel.

On February 9 at  7 p.m. and again at 9 p.m., an American dance masterpiece comes to life. Anna Sokolow’s Rooms (1955), featuring music composed by Kenyon Hopkins for a jazz ensemble, is a powerful portrayal of the terrifying loneliness that afflicts even people living in the closest proximity to each other. Dr. Hannah Kosstrin, an assistant professor and…

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