FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL – 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, music, poetry, and comedy – expands to two weeks of FREE online performances, presented from June 18-27 during Pride 2021 – and features edgy, exquisite, and extraordinary performances by 40+ groundbreaking transgender, non-binary, queer, BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists and […]

Silicon Valley Dance Festival: Renewal

ZiRu Dance announces the Third Annual Silicon Valley Dance Festival, entitled Renewal, presented via livestream December 19-20 and continuing on demand through January 3. Renewal is a year-long project of ZiRu Dance consisting of two festivals — December 2020 and March 2021 — workshop classes, and international cultural exchange focused on positive growth, healing, and equity […]

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.

FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL – 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, music, poetry, and comedy – expands to two weeks of FREE online performances, presented from June 18-27 during Pride 2021 – and features edgy, exquisite, and extraordinary performances by 40+ groundbreaking transgender, non-binary, queer, BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists and […]

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FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL – 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, music, poetry, and comedy – expands to two weeks of FREE online performances, presented from June 18-27 during Pride 2021 – and features edgy, exquisite, and extraordinary performances by 40+ groundbreaking transgender, non-binary, queer, BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists and […]

In Practice: NAKA Dance Theater in the time of COVID-19

Photos by Scott Tsuchitani On our way out of Margaret Jenkins’ CHIME event on December 8, 2019, José Navarrete invited me to have a conversation about NAKA’s social justice work, including LAIR (Live Arts in Resistance), a series of performance showcases, artist residencies, and community town halls in partnership with EastSide Arts Alliance in East […]

FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL – 20th Anniversary

The 20th annual FRESH MEAT FESTIVAL of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and queer performance, showcasing dance, theater, music, poetry, and comedy – expands to two weeks of FREE online performances, presented from June 18-27 during Pride 2021 – and features edgy, exquisite, and extraordinary performances by 40+ groundbreaking transgender, non-binary, queer, BIPOC, Deaf and disabled artists and […]

ODC Theater Presents “This is Also the Art” with Monique Jenkinson

We know the production of dance and performance requires studio time, but what about the other work: the reading, research and conversations beneath and around what ends up onstage? When a performance is re-staged, how do these aspects of the art continue? Monique Jenkinson’s piece C*NT, or, the Horror of Nothing to See, scheduled to return […]

What’s in a Conversation?

“We had an incredible Practitioner Exchange last night!” I tell my Luna colleagues, “I laughed, I even cried, we danced around, and the conversation just flowed.” I realize as I’m saying this, that I’m not fully describing the depth of the discussion, and that in fact, it sounds a bit trite.