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”

Ballet Technique by Michael Bjerknes

originally published in the Focus Section on Technique, Bourgeon Vol. 2 #3 Ballet dance, like all art forms, has a technique that supports and enables artistic expression. Today...

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.

An Open Letter to Rob Bettmann by Loren Ludwig

An open letter from musician, composer and music historian Loren Ludwig to Bourgeon editor Robert Bettmann asserting that "technique is ideology."

The Dance of Isadora Duncan by Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham describes essential aspects of the Isador Duncan technique, including historical concerns relating to the study of the technique.