Local History: Jan Tievsky on Glen Echo Dance

The founder of dance at Glen Echo discusses the dance scene in Washington in the 1970s and 1980s, and how she worked with the Park Service to create one of the first major local public dance institutions.

Seeing Red: A review of Sarah Kaufman’s review of Guangdong

Alison Friedman discusses why one modern Chinese dance performance does not represent China, or Chinese society, but does represent our shallow understanding of world dance.

Method to the Madness: Weighing in on Hip Hop Technique by Aysha Upchurch

"Hip Hop is not just a trend or fad, or young people behaving badly. It is a cultural product of 1970’s urban history. It is not something that started in a studio or under a microscope. Hip Hop began as a counter culture. "

Rima Faber on Pola Nirenska

Rima Faber writes about Pola Nirenska, one of the founders of the dance community in Washington, D.C.

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