The Dance Presenting Series showcases contemporary dance artists of regional, national and international significance, offering Columbia students opportunities to learn from world-renowned performers and understand the rigors of the discipline. As interim director, Chenoweth has been overseeing all aspects of the DPS—implementation of the 2017–18 season, curation of the 2018–19 season in consultation with Dance Department Chair and Interim Theatre Department Chair Peter Carpenter, personnel management, finance and administration, partnership with internal and external constituents, fundraising, marketing, education, audience development and public advocacy. During the 17-18 season, she designed programming for the Process v. Product Festival, supervised/shepherded/managed the presentation of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and created a dance writing cohort of Columbia students and recent alumni.
Said Carpenter, ““Ellen had a spectacular year as interim director. She surpassed our expectations with regard to programming, development, marketing and integration with the academic department, and I feel confident that she’s just getting started. The entire team is extremely enthusiastic about her continuing to lead the Dance Presenting Series.”
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