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Safety Release Technique by Camerin Allgood McKinnon

Camerin Allgood McKinnon explains some of the roots and process of the modern dance technique "Safety Release".

David Koteen on Caught Falling

David Koteen writes about the 10 year process of creating the book Caught Falling, including excerpts from the book documenting the development of the dance form Contact Improvisation.

What Do We Need From Our Teachers by Cem Catbas

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

Creating ‘My Ocean is never blue’ by Daniel Burkholder

"Creating this work is a multi-year research project into water, and its various meanings – personal, ecological, societal and political. It is also a lens to explore composition: how meaning is affected by shifting structure and its context."

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.

Susana Weingarten on DanceVert at Dance Place

Having recently relocated with her partner from Ohio, Susana Weingarten writes about the creation of DanceVert's first concert in the D.C. area.

Progress Report by Sharna Fabiano

My creative process is first and foremost about listening. On one level, it is listening to myself. On another level, it is listening for a match between what I feel compelled or inspired to say, and what I see in the world around me.

The Magnetic Fields

"I'm an aspiring storyteller, I guess. But I've realized more and more that you don't have to have very many ingredients to imply that there's a story, without actually telling it."

Creating ‘Love Come Down’ by Alvin Mayes

I am celebrating my thirtieth anniversary in the area by doing some of the things I love most: making dances, working with artists, and singing.

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.

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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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