Volume 2 #2

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Costume Design for Dance (some notes for designers and their employers) by Sabado Lam

I will try to give a basic outline of how I work through my design process so that choreographers and designers may have a guide as to how to put their ideas together.

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.

Interview with Suzanne Carbonneau

"I think all of my favorite experiences in dance have to do with the way they make me realize how much I don’t know about the world. I know that’s why I keep going to dance."

Interview with Jason Hartley

Dancer and Choreographer Jason Hartley describes his favorite experience as an artist.

Interview with Jon Madof

I didn’t feel any pressure to be good. I didn’t feel any pressure for the music to be good. I really didn’t care. Unfortunately maybe it’s cause the pendulum had swung back from this incredibly stressful experience.

Interview with David Pleasant

"But one of my most extraordinary experiences as an artist, and I carry it with me still, was on Igbo Landing in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, where I went to do research on Gullah culture. And I went to meditate, but I went to this particular site, which is off Dunbar Creek, and it’s a place where, the place where a great group of Igbo people had jumped off a slave ship, to avoid being made slaves."

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