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Women Conductors Gaining Ground L.A. Times Reports

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times addressed the gains that women conductors have made in a world (still) dominated by male leaders.

Maida Withers: What is Dance?

Perhaps we should ask what is NOT dance? If you think you are dancing, you are! If you think someone else is dance, they are! Alwin Nikolais...

Remembering Mary Saludares (1989 – 2009)

Mary Saludares, a gifted young member of Washington D.C.'s dance community, died on February 20th, 2009. She was 20 years old. She passed after being struck by a car while on tour in Baltimore as a member of the Washington Ballet Studio Company.

No Irish Need Apply

“actors [of a certain race] weren’t just cast because they were great for the role, but also because the director had something to say”

Maida Withers on Training

As the funeral procession passed the red brick home on the way to the Salem Cemetery, the child, standing and watching from the porch, broke into a...

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