Journey to Surrender

Journey to Surrender is Erik K. Raymond Lee’s first dance short film project featuring dancer Jeremy Brooks, and presented by Lee’s newly formed dance company, His Legacy Dance Collective. Journey to Surrender is an invitation and encouragement to relinquish control of circumstances beyond our capacity and accessing the immeasurably great benefits God has for us when […]

The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine

The 14th Episode of House/Full of BlackWomen: New Chitlin Circuitry: Reparations Vaudeville The Trinity of Souls and Mother Pine Installation and Song/Poem/Prayer Circle. An installation for public meditation for breathing new life into Deep East Oakland in the form of the divine black fem/mother and the phases of the moon who reminds us of our rooted […]

Cyphers in Cyberspace: Reimagining Cultural Arts and Dance Education in a Post-COVID World

As I reflect on this year of virtual dance learning, one thing has become strikingly clear: not only are many of our young students tragically estranged from their cultural and artistic heritage, but this estrangement negatively affects their social, emotional, and intellectual development.

CubaCaribe: Short Film Premieres

The Power of Resiliency 2021 July 25- August 8 Resiliency continues to be a defining theme this year. One year after our first online series, we bring you more innovative programming. Join this virtual event that brings dancers and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico, breaking limitations in a digital meeting space. Cuba y Puerto Rico Dos […]

Black Ballerinas in Picture Books: Rupturing the Color Line in American Children’s Literature

As a Black girlhood studies scholar, I pay close attention to picture books that portray Black girls. More specifically, I intersect dance studies and children’s literary studies in order to explore the representation of Black ballerinas in autobiographical and biographical children’s picture books.

Mouth of a Shark: work in progress

CubaCaribe presents The Power of Resiliency 2021 July 25- August 8 Resiliency continues to be a defining theme this year. One year after our first online series, we bring you more innovative programming. This virtual event that bring dancers and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico, breaking limitations in a digital meeting space. Showing of new work […]

SF Dance Film Festival Spring Fling

Bringing live performance from the stage to the screen, San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Spring Fling Festival pays tribute to all the dancers who were prevented from performing live for the past year. From May 14 – 23, enjoy on-demand access to four dynamic productions by some of the most influential choreographers working today in contemporary dance […]

We Write Ourselves as We Move

I was born in the early 1980s in the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, to a nurse and a lawyer.

Life As a Modern Dancer: Cultivating Healthy, Equitable Workplaces for Dancers

Life As a Modern Dancer: Cultivating Healthy, Equitable Workplaces for Dancers by Emily Hansel https://blog.lifeasamoderndancer.com/2021/04/cultivating-healthy-equitable-workplaces-for-dancers.html

An Old Friend in a New Light: Reflections on Collaboration in Bharatanatyam

With roots in temple ritual and salons passed from generation to generation through the hereditary dance and music community of Tamil Nadu, in post-colonial India, the practice began to attract students and performers from various backgrounds around the world as a performing art.