Casey Maliszewski on Leaving Dance

"The dancer identity has many layers. Some are positive (graceful, strong, beautiful), some negative (poor, insecure, dumb.)"

Tehreema Mitha on “The Scent of My Earth”

Tehreema Mitha writes about her process and interests in creating her company's new evening-length work 'Scent of My Earth".

Jazz Dance by Doug Yeuell

In many ways, we truly don't want to define Jazz dance; we want to live it, to feel it, to move with it.

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."

Scoring One Mutual Happiness with Uncle Funsy by Rich O’Meara

Most of the time when I’m making music I’m holding mallets or sticks. My first instrument was my older brother John’s drum set. When I was about ten...