Dance History According to Drag, Jun 2007

career began with a degree in dance from Virginia Commonwealth University and led to stints with Karole Armitage and Mark Dendy (and through several fabulous years as a go-go dancer…

Finding Trio A

…place to sit down and dry out. The only seats in the entire space were two small black cloth cubes set in front of a video monitor in the far…

Opening the Boxes

…that existed there. The wings, like pages of a book, cut the stage into fragmented views and reframe the bright activities on the stage into surprising new side-ways choreographies. The…

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center: Celebrating a Half-Century of Making Dance and Community

…helping of positive energy. And solid dance training. Mel Wong and Judith Lazarua from the Cunningham company, Raymond Kurshals, who danced with Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Twyla Tharp, Richard Chen…

From Containment to Expansion: A Tenderloin Meditation

Photo by Deirdre Visser [Image Description: Melanie is a brown skinned Black person with their dark brown hair in locs, wearing a white button up shirt as they sing into…

Welcome

…a champion of change.” Now that’s a superpower! I visualize her superwoman outfit being her skin — a powerful aging body that reinforces beauty without artifice. Over the next months,…

Deep Roots, Many Branches: Black Choreographers Festival, Jan/ Feb 2008

…dance and culture. The festival strives to offer multi-faceted programming that addresses the needs of artists: networking, mentoring, training, outreach, and the community: affordable/accessible programming, cultural enrichment and arts education….

What do you think is the: Value of Dance?

…be exposed and educated in all aspects of cultural arts; its influences on other cultures and how these cultures are similar to what we hold dear in belief. African cultural…

SPEAK: Dialogues in the Diaspora

…kind of power that makes what seems foreign actually seem familiar, and this is one of the primary reasons I believe bharatanatyam can be used to bridge the cultural differences…

SPEAK: Discovering the Power and Ability to Take Action

…made it hard to breathe and see. All I could do at that point was sense through my skin, muscle, and bone, trying to maintain functionality. The door completely detached…