Lang Dance

Part of the Arts department at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts,The New School, the Lang Dance program offers a unique undergraduate dance experience centered on recent developments in the field. Lang Dance offers students a hybrid experience that combines intensive practice and performance opportunities with a rigorous liberal arts education, all within a flexible curricular structure that can be adapted for students with diverse interests and career goals.

The Lang Dance curriculum emphasizes research and experimentation while fostering a sense of social responsibility. In contrast to the conservatory model, in which dance students spend a majority of their time in the studio, the curriculum at Lang explores dance in a liberal arts framework and through varied modes of analysis. In Lang’s dance program, dancing is not merely supplemental to one’s academic work; rather, it is engaged as a mode of research, a vehicle for experience, and a source of embodied knowledge. Dialogue takes place across artistic genres and students are encouraged to think about dance in social, historical, and cultural contexts, through a variety of disciplinary lenses. This approach encourages aspiring dancers and choreographers to think about their role in society and to consider multiple ways of engaging a public through dance.

Program Directors: Danielle Goldman and Neil Greenberg