To PhD or Not to PhD

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

The Crisis in Criticism: The Economy, the Internet and the Death of Dance Writing, Jun 2009

If you are reading this, odds are you earn at least part of your living working in the arts, or are a committed member of the dance audience. Let me ask you to think about key issues affecting the dance world, and the livelihood of those who want to work in it. How do you […]

In Practice: Sean Dorsey, Fresh Meat Productions, and Trans Joy

As he looks back on 20 years of making and producing performance by trans, gender-nonconforming (GNC), two-spirit, and queer artists in the Bay Area and across the country, Sean Dorsey, Artistic Director of Sean Dorsey Dance (SDD) and founder of Fresh Meat Productions (FMP), is positively glowing.

When Salsa Swipes Right on Somatics, There is a Match

Photo by David Poertner What if the digital space could be a reprieve, an alternate reality for postcolonial dance research? Perhaps now, working outside of institutional demands, brown perspectives can be rearticulated. What follows is a conversation between two Latinx dancers and educators. They are recent graduates from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing […]

The Queering Dance Festival presents Frolic Online

The 2nd Annual Queering Dance Festival presents FROLIC ONLINE, September 19-20, 2020. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s festival showcases 10 LGBTQ+ dance artists sharing new work in the this free two-day live online event. Sat, Sep 19, 7-8pm | Artists: Zoe Huey/Nicole Maimon, Rio Saul, JanpiStar, Lucia August, randy reyes Sun, Sep 20, 7-8pm | Artists: Bernard […]

Robert Moses’ Kin: KINDance Online Institute

Robert Moses’ Kin has officially launched its new online institute, KINDance, which offers daily online dance classes starting Tuesday September 8! Ranging from Afrofusion to Contemporary to RMK Rep, these classes will be offered via Zoom on a sliding-scale ($5, $10, $15) and are taught by past and present RMK company members. Dancers’ Group members […]

The Queering Dance Festival presents Frolic Online

The 2nd Annual Queering Dance Festival presents FROLIC ONLINE, September 19-20, 2020. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s festival showcases 10 LGBTQ+ dance artists sharing new work in the this free two-day live online event. Sat, Sep 19, 7-8pm | Artists: Zoe Huey/Nicole Maimon, Rio Saul, JanpiStar, Lucia August, randy reyes Sun, Sep 20, 7-8pm | Artists: Bernard […]

ODC At-Home Online Classes

Join some of our teachers and beloved community online where we can continue your dance practice while our physical studio doors are closed. These classes will be live-streamed via Zoom. (Contemporary, Ballet, Samba, Pilates, Hip-Hop) to name a few. We hope these online classes help you stay connected with your health, your creativity and community […]

Pilot: Start-up Strategies for 2013

This article discusses the Pilot Program, ODC’s long-running incubator for emerging artists, and contextualizes how it functions within the San Francisco Bay Area as well as the larger dance community, with particular attention to drawing contrasts with Europe. This perspective is grounded in the accounts of several artists who recently completed Pilot 61 and had […]

In Practice: Out of Practice

One of my jobs is college admissions essay coach. The most popular platform for college admissions is called the Common Application. Over 900 colleges and universities use the Common App as their gateway for admission. The Common App requires the usual stuff: