Join TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND on Thursday, September 17 at 5pm CST for a live online discussion with leading dance presenters in the US. Panelists are Linda Shelton, Executive Director The Joyce Theater, New York City; Pam Tatge, Executive Director and Artistic Director Jacob’s Pillow, Becket, MA; and Paul King, Co-Founder of White Bird, Portland, OR, moderated by TITAS’s Executive/Artistic Director Charles Santos. This highly anticipated discussion will explore the unique business of dance presenting, the challenges of COVID-19, and the creative solutions these leading dance institutions have found to restart the touring dance engine in this country and to keep the arts thriving in their communities.
TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND is a dance only presenter and a catalyst for cultural collaborations. Our Virtual Santos Salon series is designed to bring our arts community together during this difficult time and to create meaningful conversations. It’s essential for artists to come together, support each other, and have these conversations so we can ensure that all voices are heard, now and in the future.
About the Speakers
Linda Shelton is the Executive Director and a Trustee of The Joyce Theater Foundation, a position she has held since 1993. The Joyce is a leading presenter of dance in New York City and nationally.
Pamela Tatge is the Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow, an international dance Festival, professional School, and Archives located in the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Listed as a National Historic Landmark District in 2003, Jacob’s Pillow is known for the oldest internationally acclaimed Summer dance festival in the United States.
Paul King, co-founder of White Bird, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, is a Cordon-Bleu-trained chef and serves as President of the White Bird Board. For 23 years, White Bird has been presenting dance, commissioning new works, and facilitating artistic and community partnerships and engagement programs.
Charles Santos has served as the Executive Director and Artistic Director of TITAS/DANCE UNBOUND since 2001. In his role, Charles oversees all aspects of TITAS including curation, programming, contract negotiation, and financial management. His skilled artistic vision has brought brilliant international artists to Dallas, accompanied by extensive community engagement to our community.