Andrea Mantell Seidel

Photo: Dale Stine Dancer: Andrea Seidel, "Mother"

ANDREA MANTELL SEIDEL is a Professor of Dance, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and founding director of the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute housed in the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. Additionally, she serves as executive director of DanceArts Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization supporting historic dance preservation; trustee of pioneer modern dance choreographer Eleanor King’s choreographic legacy; and as artistic director of the critically acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble. Dr. Seidel has lectured, presented papers, and performed as a soloist in the work of King and Duncan at prestigious national and international conferences and festivals throughout the US, Canada, Latin America, Russia, Europe, and Asia, including the Internationales Tanzfestival in Germany; the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington; Hong Kong International Conference and Festival; NYC Lincoln Center Festival Out-of-Doors; International Festival de las Mujeres en la Danza, Ecuador; and the International Goethe Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, among numerous other venues. She holds a doctorate in dance from New York University and has published numerous articles on the indigenous cultures and rituals of the Americas; historic roots of early modern dance; and intercultural, interdisciplinary issues in the arts in higher education.

Dr. Seidel is the recipient of over 70 national, state, and local grants, including a US Department of Education's Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, three-year grant ($225,000) for Dancing Across Disciplines: A 21st Model for Educational Reform in the Academy and a Fulbright Senior Scholar award in 2010 where she taught at the National School of Dance in Honduras. In 2007, she received the visionary award from the National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) for her groundbreaking work in intercultural curriculum reform. Seidel has produced two DVD’s of Duncan’s choreography performed by the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble Isadora Duncan Technique and Repertory and Isadora Duncan: Masterworks, both widely distributed by and available from Princeton Book Company/Dance Horizons. Additionally, she is the author of Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy (McFarland, 2015).

Photo: Alfredo Pasteur Dancers: Michelle Kickasola, Andrea Seidel, "Varshiavianka"
Photo: Alfredo Pasteur Dancer: Andrea Seidel and Ensemble, "Ave Maria"
Photo: Alfredo Pasteur Dancer: Andrea Seidel, "Ave Maria"

Publications

Isadora Duncan Dance: Masterworks 1905-1923 (DVD) with the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, Miami, FL . Directed by Andrea Mantell Seidel . Distributed internationally by Dance Horizons/Princeton Book and Video Company, copyright 2008.

Isadora Duncan Dance: Technique and Repertory (DVD) with the Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, Miami, Fl. distributed internationally by Dance Horizons/Princeton Book and Video Company. Directed by Andrea Mantell Seidel and Julia Levien, copyright 1994.

Seidel, Andrea and Levien, Julia. Isadora Duncan Dance: Technique and Repertory. Pennington, New Jersey: Princeton Book Company, 1995. Produced and co-directed educational videotape and DVD commissioned and widely distributed nationally and internationally by Princeton Book Co. as companion video to book by Julia Levien.

Seidel, Andrea Mantell. “Dancing Woman: Perspectives on Gender in Isadora Duncan Dance: Bacchanal: A Contemporary Model for Female Sensuality in Dance,” in Proceedings of the National Dance Education Organization. Chicago, Illinois, 2015.

Seidel, Andrea Mantell. “The Cultivation of Presence and Beingness in Performance.” Proceedings of the World Dance Alliance Global Assembly, Angers, France. 2014

Seidel, Andrea. "Innovative Dancers and Their Contributions: Isadora Duncan, Jose Limon, Martha Graham." Buffalo, New York: National Conference of the National Dance Education Organization, State University of New York, 2005. Panel presentation.

Seidel, Andrea. "Isadora Duncan Technique: Pedagogical Tools for Cultivating Presence, Self-Integration, Organic Flow, and Community in Dance". National Conference of the National Dance Education Organization Conference Proceedings (CD-Rom), East Lansing, Michigan State University, 2004. Adjudicated lecture/workshop.

Seidel, Andrea. Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer's Legacy. McFarland Press, 2015.

Seidel, Andrea. “Integrating Mind, Body, and Spirit: Isadora Duncan Technique and Repertory for the 21st Century.” Long Beach, California: National Conference of the National Dance Education Organization Conference Proceedings (CD-Rom), pp. 246-247, Oct. 18-22, 2006.

Affiliations

Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble — Artistic Director (1991—2016)

Links

Company website

Related items in the Archives

The Isadora Duncan Archive Collection > Programs > Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century — Jan 20, 2017