Archives Video: Dr. Gerald E. Myers
On Saturday, June 27 at 1 pm in Baldwin Auditorium, ADF will celebrate the life and work of the late Dr. Gerald E. Myers. Gerry was ADF’s Philosopher-In-Residence and a leading authority on philosopher William James. He began working with the ADF in the early ’70s, directing numerous panel discussions on various dance-related topics. He led a number of humanities projects, including The Black Tradition in American Modern Dance, and moderated a series of interviews and discussions called Looking at Dance.
The last time Gerry attended ADF was in 2003, so many of you may not have ever seen him or heard him speak. The video presented above is an excerpt from his introduction to a 1994 Looking at Dance interview with Joe Nash, entitled “Preserving American Modern Dance and African American Heritage.”