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Chrystelle Bond

Professor of Dance (1963)



Chrystelle Trump Bond has received Goucher's Distinguished Faculty Award in 1984; the Elizabeth Conolly Todd Distinguished Professorship 1985-1990; the Distinguished Alumni Award of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1991-1992; the Distinguished Service Award from the Maryland Council for dance in 1994; recipient of a National Endowment Scholarship for the Humanities Summer Seminar and Institute Program, Aston Magna Academy, Yale University 1997; selected for inclusion in the publication, "Women of Achievement in Maryland History" in 1998; membership on the Maryland Humanities Council's Speakers Bureau in 2000; the Caroline Doebler Bruckerl Faculty Award for excellence in scholarship, teaching and service to Goucher College in 2001; and the Baltimore Dance Treasure Award in 2005. Her publications include "Dance in Baltimore 1780-1814", Dance Perspectives 1976 and numerous articles in professional journals. She served as the president of Congress on Research in Dance and the dance critic of the Baltimore Sunpapers for 14 years. Currently she is working on a biography of Lillian Moore, a history of dance in Baltimore 1780-1960, and a history of dance at Goucher College 1916 to the present. Founder and Artistic Director of Chorégraphie Antique, the Dance History Ensemble of Goucher College, Bond is a dance historian and reconstructor of historic dance. Professor Bond's dance reconstructions have been performed by Chorégraphie Antique at Colonial Williamsburg, Smithsonian Institute, Longwood Gardens, the University of Pennsylvania, the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Maryland Historical Society, Mount Vernon Plantation, and many other historical and cultural sites. Chorégraphie Antique has performed with the Baltimore Symphony at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Kimmel Performing Arts Center, with the National Symphony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and with the Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and the Towson University Early Music Ensemble at Kraushaar Auditorium. As guest artists, Chorégraphie Antique dancers have also appeared with the New York Baroque Dance Company in New York City, at the English Folk Song and Dance Society in London, England, and at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Professor Bond's courses at Goucher have included: Frontiers: Women in Dance and Music; two intensive international courses: Dance and Theatre in London, and History and Performance of Dance in Brazil; Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance; Dance Criticism, Theory and Philosophy; Twentieth Century American Dance and its Relation with Other Arts; Great Dancers and Choreographers; American Dance Heritage; and Chorégraphie Antique. She has served on numerous committees and has acted as a faculty advisor to programs such as: the International Portfolio project; the Goucher College Dance Newsletter; student internships at The Dance Collection -The New York Public Library, Performing Arts Division of the Library of Congress, and the Harvard Theatre Collection.

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