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...

Reconstructing Isadora Duncan’s Marseillaise by Valerie Durham

A few years ago I was asked by a non-profit organization to dance Isadora Duncan's Marseillaise at one of their events. The problem was that The Marseillaise is a lost choreography! There are no pictures or video from performance.

Introduction Focus Section “The State of Dance” by Dr. Naima Prevots

Naima Prevots introduction to the "State of the Arts" focus section originally published in Bourgeon Vol.3 #1

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."

Remembering Mary Saludares (1989 – 2009)

Mary Saludares, a gifted young member of Washington D.C.'s dance community, died on February 20th, 2009. She was 20 years old. She passed after being struck by a car while on tour in Baltimore as a member of the Washington Ballet Studio Company.