Jane Franklin on “Found”

Unlike a writer - who works alone until ‘ready’ for the editor - choreographers most frequently do not choreograph without another body, a human subject. Ideas are being observed and evaluated by your dancers, in front of your own public as it were, even as they are being created.

Damaged Sound and Matter by Nate Scheible

I started playing drums when I was 12, joined my first band at 14, and played in bands consistently for more than two decades. But when I...

Letter to the Editor by Stephen Nachmanovitch

Letter to the Editor from Stephen Nachmanovitch discussing improvisation: "All perception and action vibrate in a network of relationships."

Creating ‘The Mountain’ by Jason Garcia Ignacio

"When I applied for the Commission it was just supposed to be a story about the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo... As I started creating, the idea came to connect the volcanic eruption to other kinds of environmental destruction."

The Magnetic Fields

"I'm an aspiring storyteller, I guess. But I've realized more and more that you don't have to have very many ingredients to imply that there's a story, without actually telling it."