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Not All Fantasy is Created Equal by Rob Bettmann

A reply by Robert Bettmann to Judith Hanna's article for Bourgeon "Exotic Dance", in which she defends the value of stripping.

Letter from the Editor – Bourgeon Vol. 3 #2

The editors' introduction to the 7th printed issue of Bourgeon, which quotes George Balanchine who wrote, "many of us are more easily entertained if we have in advance some information about an art that happens to be strange to us.”

Sex and Sexuality in and out of Dance by Robert Bettmann

To the degree that we as artists prepare the audience to see the world in stereotypes, we perpetuate a society that only knows how to know through separation. Whose identity is it anyway – ours or the audiences? Whose character is it anyway?

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."

Interview with Constantin Cacourakas

Famed dance photographer Constantin Cacourakas describes his favorite experience as an artist.

Interview with Septime Webre

Septime Webre, Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet describes his favorite experience as an artist.

Interview with Fabian Barnes

Fabian Barnes, Aristic Director of the Dance Institute of Washington shares his favorite experience as an artist.

Interview with George Jackson

Interview with dance critic George Jackson, April 15, 2006

Interview with Vincent Thomas

What has been really beautiful with this project is that there are so many similarities between the stories that I hear – nationally and internationally.

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