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Dance Critics Panel Discussion

Notes from the Dance Critics Panel Discussion, November 2007, in which dancers and choreographers argue with local dance critics about the role and appropriateness of each other's work.

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...

Studio Space Wanted: Large, Well-Lit, and Cheap by Blair Murphy

Curator Blair Murphy writes about the ways we work: Talk to ten different visual artists in the DC area and you're likely to hear about ten different working situations, from former auto body shops to corners of studio apartments.

Rima Faber on Pola Nirenska

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

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”

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