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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".

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."

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.

The Dance of Isadora Duncan by Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham describes essential aspects of the Isador Duncan technique, including historical concerns relating to the study of the technique.

The DC Improvisation Festival Present, and Past by Maida Withers

Maida Withers, founder of the DC Improvisation Festival writes about the festival's past, and present, and shares a video with excerpts from the recent performances.

The DC Cowboys by Kevin Platte

The founder and Artistic Director of the D.C. Cowboys writes about his work with the company, their mission, and their plans.

Local Work (or not so local) by Jessica Hirst

"One of my least favorite cultural institutions here is the Auto Hotel. Auto Hotels are designed expressly for covert sexual encounters, and they’re everywhere. When you drive into an auto-hotel an attendant waves you toward a very tight enclosed parking space."

Musings on Tundra by Mare Hieronimus

I am trying to make sense out of the intersection of literature/narrative and dance. In the creation of Tundra, I started with a series of questions. What is it to be a woman in the world, alone?

Chino Latino by Dana Tai Soon Burgess

Dana Tai Soon Burgess writes about the development of his new dance piece - Chino Latino - and the work's roots in his experiences as a teenager in Santa Fe.

The State of American Dance by Nejla Yatkin

Dancer, Choreographer and Dance Educator Nejla Yatkin discusses tensions between commercial and concert dance, and how funding styles (American v. European) impact the development of work.

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Two Poems by R.E.I.L.

Piece for PEACE For my grandmother (Feb 2, 1956 - February 13, 2020) I’m trying to find the right words to make sense or peace with...

Three Poems by Claudia Gary

Shadow Selfie Projected onto shalebut rooted in this planet,we long to countervailthe weight of sandstone, granite,and metamorphic rocks.We welcome paradox. Our presence is a maskagainst the...

Collections by Gail Atwater

Collections My childhood collectionsstamps from every countryplaced neatly in a booktiny porcelain cats in a boxand stories about their livesthat made sense Fifty years later, I...
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