"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. "
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.
"One of my least favorite cultural institutions here is the Auto Hotel. Auto Hotels are designed expressly for covert sexual encounters, and they’re everywhere. When you drive into an auto-hotel an attendant waves you toward a very tight enclosed parking space."
The Artistic Director of the Baltimore Ballet writes about the preparations for his company's performance of "Scheherazade", one of the great classical ballets.