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."

What is Dance? by Elizabeth Harler

Dance is a lot of work. Liz Harler collects artistic whims and puts them into a neat, ordered tabular format.

Campello — The Most Recorded Song in the World

"I am told that the most recorded song in the world is the Beatles' Yesterday. But among the top 10 most recorded songs in the world, and also the most recorded Spanish language song in history is the Guantanamera."

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."

Nancy Havlik on Turn To Zero

I began by writing my own set of directions. I created my directions with timed free-writings, in an attempt to take my brain to the same place it goes when I do movement improvisation.