Presence and Liveness in Online Learning: A Lesson in Choreographing Students from Afar

For the past year, I have been working on a new choreography that premiered this past April 17-26 as a part of the annual Berkeley Dance Project (BDP) directed by Lisa Wymore for the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. I remotely choreographed the composition, entitled MOOCing?, for the Berkeley Practicum for Advanced Modern Dancers. This […]

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A Turning Point

A bounty of generous resources from our dance community and the San Francisco Bay Area is how I found my way through a return of breast cancer and the death of my mother a few weeks before the mastectomy of my right breast. A list of resources that support healing, and living with cancer, is […]

Do You YouTube?

Every week, I get a question from someone in the dance community about online videos. As a web consultant with a variety of dance experience, I know a thing or two about the subject. By the end of this article, I hope you will too. Why put dance videos online? YouTube and a number of […]

Got Space? Launching A New Online Directory of Performing Arts Spaces

HAVE SPACE? NEED SPACE? Starting November 15, the Bay Area Performing Arts Spaces (BAPAS) online resource holds the keys to hundreds of venues throughout the Bay Area. The BAPAS website is a free, comprehensive database allowing artists to search for rehearsal, performance, and multipurpose spaces for dance and theater. The new online directory includes suitable […]

Online Salsa Class w/ Ava Apple

Join Ava on Wednesdays 7-8pm and Fridays 2-3pm FREE Online SALSA for Beginners FREE ONLINE SALSA SHINES (Footwork) Class – level I/II FREE Online Salsa for Kids No partnerwork so all can participate, class is ONLINE so even if you are brand new – no one is watching, just do the best you can! DONATIONS […]

II International online dance festival | DANCE LINE 2021

You are welcome to enjoy one of the most important dance events – the II International dance festival DANCE LINE which will be organized online 16 January 2021. The festival allows to break the barriers between the countries. DANCE LINE is a great opportunity to get in touch with different cultures and get to know […]

A Virtual Concept: Taking a New Look at Technology and Networking in Artist Residencies

CounterPULSE wanted to try something new with Performing Diaspora to better support work from artists, document the process of production and to interact with audiences. We created a virtual artist residency, like none other we have seen before, thus expanding the organization’s breadth and depth online so that the artistic work, performances and discussions can […]

Philanthropy Future/Present

Ten years from now: these things I know. New program officers will think they are smarter and funnier than their predecessors. Foundations will have undergone (at least once) strategic planning and establish new priorities and initiatives regardless of what the field of dance actually needs. Nomenclature will evolve. Theories of change are already morphing into […]

To PhD or Not to PhD

An overview of PhD programs across the U.S. and U.K.