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School of Dance Book Reading with Dr. Jen Atkins

27apr6:00 pm7:00 pmSchool of Dance Book Reading with Dr. Jen Atkins6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


April 27, 2018 6:00pm - April 27, 2018 7:00pm


Montgomery Hall (MON)

130 Collegiate Loop, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event Details

Please join the FSU School of Dance for a book reading with a member of the FSU Dance faculty on April 27th at 6:00pm in Montgomery Hall, Room 215. Dr. Jen Atkins, Associate Professor of Dance History, will present from her Jules and Frances Landry Award winning book, New Orleans Carnival Balls: The Secret Side of Mardi Gras, 1870-1920.

The book explores the relationship between identity and dance through the backdrop of secret society tableaux balls during New Orleans Mardi Gras, from Civil War to World War I. Atkins draws back the curtain on he origin of the exclusive Mardi Gras soirees that began after the parades rolled through, unseen by the general public.