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Cathy Elliot on Light Design for Dance

I was recently at an event where two women asked what I do as a dance lighting designer. I fumbled with my usual two- part response, which...

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. "

Laura Shapiro: What is Dance?

To define something is to set limits or boundaries, yet many practitioners of the elusive, ephemeral medium of dance, especially in a restless, novelty-driven culture like ours,...

What is Dance? by John Niemi

What is dance? I suspect I will spend the rest of my life and career answering this question. When dance happens may be a more interesting...

What is Dance? by Elizabeth Harler

Dance is a lot of work. Liz Harler collects artistic whims and puts them into a neat, ordered tabular format.