Volume 2 #3

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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. "

Introduction to Focus Section “Technique” by Brian Buck

Brian Buck's introduction to the Focus Section on Technique, originally published in Bourgeon Vol.2 #3

Cathy Elliot on Light Design for Dance

I was recently at an event where two women asked what I do as a dance lighting designer. I fumbled with my usual two-...

Must-read

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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