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Archiving Dance: The Necessity of Collaboration by Heather Desaulniers

"Archival policies for the field need to be developed, both to ensure preservation and performance of important works, and to encourage the necessary funding mechanisms."

Panel Discussion on Visual Arts Criticism

Here are some notes from the Washington Project for the Arts panel discussion: Running for Cover(age), which proceeded from an expose on Washington's isolated artists. (Image by Jessica Yang from the Art in America coverage of the event.)

Seeing Red: A review of Sarah Kaufman’s review of Guangdong

Alison Friedman discusses why one modern Chinese dance performance does not represent China, or Chinese society, but does represent our shallow understanding of world dance.

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.

White Do-Gooderism in DC’s Dance Education Scene by Jonathan Carrington

Jonathan Carrington, Executive Director of Dissonance Dance Theater, writes about the problems of white teachers bringing traditionally white dance forms to minority communities.

Fair Use Copyright Law for Artists

Robert Bettmann reports what Artists need to know about copyright law, and fair use copyright law.

A (informal/unsophisticated) Conversation on Laban’s Efforts by Cheryl Palonis Adams

Cheryl Palonis Adams explains Laban Movement Analysis so that you can understand it, and aren't bored.

What Do We Need From Our Teachers by Cem Catbas

Artistic Director of the Baltimore Ballet writes about what students need from teachers.

Choreographer’s Guide to Chicago by Jonathan Meyer

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

Caught in the Net: Blogging on Dance by Stephanie Yezek

"Blogs are a part of an ever-deepening pool of ‘new media’, and dance, like the rest of the world, is quickly diving in." Local dancer and writer Stephanie Yezek investigates the local pool.

Must-read

Three Poems by Claudia Gary

Shadow Selfie Projected onto shalebut rooted in this planet,we long to countervailthe weight of sandstone, granite,and metamorphic rocks.We welcome paradox. Our presence is a maskagainst the...

Collections by Gail Atwater

Collections My childhood collectionsstamps from every countryplaced neatly in a booktiny porcelain cats in a boxand stories about their livesthat made sense Fifty years later, I...

Wish to be Wind by Garrett Souliere

Wish to Be Wind Two men come,With man-built instruments;They laid on the groundTarps, big, blue, stretchedCanvases collect whatwas left of this year's trees. Brown blankets breakWet...
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