In Their Own Words

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Jane Franklin on “Found”

Unlike a writer - who works alone until ‘ready’ for the editor - choreographers most frequently do not choreograph without another body, a human subject. Ideas are being observed and evaluated by your dancers, in front of your own public as it were, even as they are being created.

Jonathan Meyer on Khecari

"Our popular culture, and even our art, is increasingly spoon-feed to us...The upsetting of expectation is too often obvious, creating too immediately its own expectations.."

Daniel Singh on Dakshina

Daniel Singh writes about why he makes dances, and the kind of dance he's working to make.

Vincent Thomas on “The Grandmother Project”

Choreographer Vincent Thomas writes about the development of his new evening-length work, "The Grandmother Project."

Jane Jerardi on “Efficiency”

"How do we know what time it is, and what it feels like to be in “no time” time, body time... How come when we’re pushing hard, we think we’re getting further?"

Elam on Misnomer

Chris Elam writes about his dance company - Misnomer - and their new work: Toes of a Snail, inspired by his time in Cuba.

Must-read

Two Poems by Eric D. Goodman

Dry Splash All these years we’ve been worried about the sea levels rising, when what we should have paid attention to was the fresh water levels falling. Long-forgotten riverbeds...

Three Poems by Juliana Schifferes

Abandoning Reasonskittering propositions declare love a superstition damned to believing itself we choose not to control the burning breakdowns in logic we’ve opened between us Love, Past Continuous there are no forevers for...

Three Prose Poems by Laura Costas

The Bending There are whales in the sky. The last of the day’s sun presses upbrilliant, flat, white bellies; the higher-ups’ downward pressure, astrongly moral...
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