Lynn Granola (Professor Emerita of Dance) writes about her research process and the importance of asking questions in the essay “Telling Dance’s Stories.”
When I set out as a dance historian four decades ago, there was no internet, no Google, no digitized newspapers, images or letters. Today, a vast array of sources can be accessed on one’s home computer. But the challenge remains the same: to craft those sources into a narrative that illuminates dance and its contexts in provocative new ways. And it always begins with asking questions.