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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.

The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship a review by Kate Kretz

Not long ago, saying that an artist had a production line in their studio was considered an insult. Now a production line is a proud way of life for some artists, and the new book by Michael Petry explores.

What is Dance? by Stephen Clapp

The potential of this question draws me to respond with more questions: What can dance be? Or what can be dance? It seems, by the...

Jonathan Morris on The Low End

My music frequently functions like chamber music. But my music is often amplified, so while it is ‘classical’, it is also electronic.

What Every Dancer Needs To Know by Rob Bettmann

It seems that most teachers tell you what you need to know. But do we all need the same thing? Sure, you are more marketable with certain strengths. Do we all have the same best road toward those strengths?