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What Every Dancer Needs To Know by Rob Bettmann

It seems that most teachers tell you what you need to know. But do we all need the same thing? Sure, you are more marketable with certain strengths. Do we all have the same best road toward those strengths?

Roudolf Kharatian on Ballet

Roudolf Kharatian discusses the source and core of Ballet as an art form, including how the physical and the spiritual combine in training and performance. Reprinted from Bourgeon Vol. 1 #1, July 2005.

Jonathan Morris on The Low End

My music frequently functions like chamber music. But my music is often amplified, so while it is ‘classical’, it is also electronic.

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.

Flexaware by Steven Shafarman

Steve Shafarman, Founded of FLEXAWARE, writes about the principles of this new exercise form, with examples.

Letter to the Editor by Stephen Nachmanovitch

Letter to the Editor from Stephen Nachmanovitch discussing improvisation: "All perception and action vibrate in a network of relationships."

The State of the Art: World Dance by Christel Stevens

Christel Stevens writes about challenges toward creation of professional World Dance performances, including funder preferences toward traditional concert dance styles, and the recent trend of combining European and 'World Dance' forms.

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

Sharing Balance in Contact Improvisation by Ken Manheimer

Dancer and dance teacher Ken Manheimer shares his thoughts and understanding about the dance technique Contact Improvisation

Dance, Awareness, and The Feldenkrais Method® by Daniel Burkholder

The Feldenkrais Method offers dancers the opportunity to fine-tune their bodies, heighten consciousness and awareness by eliminating unnecessary habitual patterns before they become major problems.

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Joan, Bob and Ginsberg by Anant Dhavale

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Three Poems by Lenny Liane

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Two Poems by Ann Bracken

Inner Compass Golden shovel from David Whyte’s poem “Sweet Darkness”“…anyone or anything that does not bring you alive it too small for you.” It could rain...
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