Teaching in a Wild Triangle

…point in time—how might others interpret the same information and what is our responsibility to knowing/conveying that information? Do we know the historical and cultural context of the genre and…

CRITICAL DIALOGUES: Rachel Howard and Scott Marlowe

…the curtain fell and the dance was cut into two sides, I started checking out. One big issue for me was that I didn’t really care what was happening on…

Monkey Business at Monkey Town: When Tour Dates Go Awry

…maybe a trifle petty, made me feel way better. We also cut her material in half. She gave us ultra attitude about it, but whatever, if we were in New…

San Francisco Conservatory Takes on Forsythe

…Rhatigan, has built a curriculum tied to the exposure to new work and the influences of various artists with the goal of cultivating the dancers’ own points of view. SFCD…

The Problem of โ€œCulturally Specificโ€ Dance: The Search for a Critical Multiculturalism in Dance, Apr 2009

…Yet even when we acknowledge the cultural origins of modern dance and ballet, we still see them as capable of crossing and even transcending culture, in a way that “culturally…

A Labyrinth of Cultural Histories: Exploring the Legacies of the 2015 Panamaโ€“Pacific International Exposition

…Area has become a center for the preservation and development of dance cultures from around the world. Balinese culture was represented at the PPIE under the colonial moniker of the…

The Artistโ€™s Search for Support (Bay Area Existential Crisis Edition)

…Not sure if this is happening much anymore, but many wonderful artistic “court” traditions like Japanese Gagaku are still performed today. European – the state devotes resources to the livelihood…

New Visions in Korean Dance: Kyoungil Ong and Hearan Chung create community and dances that inspire

…As both artists believe in their mission to spread awareness of Korean culture by creating interest in Korean dance, there is no question that their products must be of highest…

Critical Pedagogy: The Art & Power of the Question

culturally, or otherwise—name what affects your curricular choices. This might mean simply to acknowledge you’re making a choice, not speaking some time-honored truth. You may continue to offer traditions, texts…

Carolena Nericcio Fuses Forms to Inspire New Generations of Belly Dancers

…American culture through exoticized depictions in movies and burlesque shows. Elements of these exoticized forms were then re-appropriated by Egyptian dancers and transformed in the 1930s into what is still…