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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.

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."

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.

The Horton Technique by Diana Dinerman

Diana Dinerman describes the modern dance Horton Technique.

Dear Ludwig, by Diana Dinerman

Arts writer and arts administrator Diana Dinerman replies to Loren Ludwig's Open Letter regarding ballet technique being "oppressive."

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...

Method to the Madness: Weighing in on Hip Hop Technique by Aysha Upchurch

"Hip Hop is not just a trend or fad, or young people behaving badly. It is a cultural product of 1970’s urban history. It is not something that started in a studio or under a microscope. Hip Hop began as a counter culture. "

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