Regaining an American Foothold in the International Dance Scene

…artists/companies and international programmers/artists 2. Encourage international programmers to better understand, appreciate and present American dance artists/companies. In particular, American Dance Abroad’s strategic approach to strengthen global opportunities for American…

PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE GUNA OF PANAMA: Mark the Closing of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Eddie Madril, photo by RJ Muna ON DECEMBER 4, 1915, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition closed its gates forever after 18 million people had visited the 635-acre World’s Fair in San…

WestWave Dance Festival Artists Speak

…reality. Our work is an on-going exploration of the world we live in, the world we live by, and the world we wish for. Living Lenses’ subject matters are bits…

Speak: World Dance

…classist power structures. Monina heads the World Music department and conceived of World Dance as a necessary component and complement to her program. I am incredibly honored to be taking…

A Labyrinth of Cultural Histories: Exploring the Legacies of the 2015 Panama–Pacific International Exposition

…US growth in the prior century. The PPIE was held at a time when America was beginning to display its military power on an international stage, beginning with the Spanish-American…

IMPRESSIONS: An Aural and Physical Expedition Through the Sounds of the World

THIS APRIL, natural soundscape artist/musician Dr. Bernie Krause and English composer Richard Blackford are collaborating on a world premiere with Alonzo King LINES Ballet set to an original composition by…

Arts Leadership and a Healthy Arts Community

…But then, as search firms and search committees looked around for their replacements, another trend emerged. Not only were younger people lacking the “deep experience” that every job posting asks…

A SOTA Love Letter: Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

…Afro-Brazilian, Polynesian and others. World Dance Director, Joti Singh makes the distinction, “World Dance is a completely separate program from Dance. Students audition specifically for the World Dance program; we…

Gaining Perspectives, Changing Perceptions – ARTICLE #2: Our World in Constant Motion

…be on the day I am returning to Pakistan. I am now flagged at airport security for my previous travel to Pakistan (as explained by a security officer at the…

For the Love of Dance; Dance Writers on Criticism, Nov 2007

…a job with the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and was overwhelmed by the quantity and the quality of world dance. It was a world I knew nothing about, and…