“Hooray for Bollywood!” by Laurel Victoria Gray

Choreographer Laurel Victoria Gray discusses creation of her company's upcoming concert, and the tensions between traditional Indian dance and the new Bollywood styles.

Washington Ballet’s Program at THEARC by Katrina Toews

Katrina Toews, Director of the Washington Ballet's program at THEARC writes about creating a real ballet training program within what has been an "outreach" community.

Choreographer’s Guide to Chicago by Jonathan Meyer

Choreographer and Artistic Director of Khecari Dance shares his pointers to finding dance in Chicago.

State of the Art: Middle Eastern Dance by Lori Clark

"Middle Eastern dance schools play upon harem-mother-goddess fantasies of adult students. One has to give credit for business savvy, but what is being sacrificed in terms of art and ethics? In a bid to take over the local market, unskilled student dancers have been sent out on behalf of the studio to perform for fees that are either shockingly below the going rate or, which is worse, free."

Making Charlie Chan + The Mystery of Love by Dana Tai Soon Burgess

"The recurring images that I have for this new piece have been relating to how I grew up, and fundamental mid-life questions of love, identity, and home."