As a cultural commodity, dance is a source of national identity performed live and in film. It thrives with different degrees of support worldwide. What happens when an American dance-maker introduces Contact Improvisation in Shanghai? Who produces dance in Europe for the concert stage or site-specific venues? How does artistic exploration in one area of the world create a dialogue in another part of the world? Dancers and dance-makers gather to discuss the current dance scene in Belgium, Brazil, China, Cuba, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. Following the panel, the Dana Ruttenberg Dance Group will perform in 305 Barnard Hall.