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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."

George Jackson: What is Dance?

"Why didn't you give my child anything to dance?" she hissed, "there was not one dance step in that role!"

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.

Cem Catbas on Creating Scheherazade for the Baltimore Ballet

The Artistic Director of the Baltimore Ballet writes about the preparations for his company's performance of "Scheherazade", one of the great classical ballets.

“Hooray for Bollywood!” by Laurel Victoria Gray

Choreographer Laurel Victoria Gray discusses creation of her company's upcoming concert, and the tensions between traditional Indian dance and the new Bollywood styles.

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.

Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky

Last week Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 – September 14, 1927) would have celebrated her 138th birthday.

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Two Poems by Casey Catherine Moore

Calliope Teaches Me How to Write It’s dusk, and these hallowed groundsare motionless and silentOrange radiates from the horizon,and the oak trees loom like shadowsof...

Joan, Bob and Ginsberg by Anant Dhavale

Joan, Bob, and Ginsberg If you had known Joan and Bob you would have said they were such crazies - her hauntingly beautiful voice his wildly cataclysmic fantasies...

Three Poems by Lenny Liane

Little Creatures The teacher who looked ancientto her circle of first gradersleaned forward and explained that the typical lightning bugwas simply the twinklein an angel’s eye,...
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