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What Do We Need From Our Teachers by Cem Catbas

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

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.

Open Reply to Loren Ludwig by Rob Bettmann

Rob Bettmann responsed to Loren Ludwig: "A poet could say that the English language is the language of oppression, the language of Columbus, Nixon, Bush, Rumsfeld and whatever that guys name is on Fox News. But you could equally say that English is the language of Audre Lorde, Nina Simone, and Bell Hooks."

An Open Letter to Rob Bettmann by Loren Ludwig

An open letter from musician, composer and music historian Loren Ludwig to Bourgeon editor Robert Bettmann asserting that "technique is ideology."

Ballet Technique by Michael Bjerknes

originally published in the Focus Section on Technique, Bourgeon Vol. 2 #3 Ballet dance, like all art forms, has a technique that supports and enables...

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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...

Two Poems by Nancy Naomi Carlson

ODE FOR THREE EXES Ex-husbands, like other catastrophes, come in threes.One dead, one fled to New York, and one out of touch.The lost and found...

Three Poems by Rebecca Bishophall

Editor's Note: These poems appear in Breaking the Blank, available from Day Eight: https://bit.ly/3VbR9vL. Seduction Seduction… Drag my finger downtheir spine thenbreathe them in. The more pages the...
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