New Center for TheOffCenter

…homeless at first, it soon became clear that TOC is a community, not a place, and they continued their work, highly successfully, as a traveling, decentralized incubator. TOC responds to

You Can Go Home Again

…among others, ballet companies in Berlin, Monte Carlo, Lyon, Munich and St. Petersburg. She became Artistic Director for Florence Ballet; Associate Choreographer for the Ballet de Lorraine; and in 2004…

Improvising the Change We Need

…them are Contact Improv, Biodanza, Body Tales, Passion Dancing, Body Choir, Core Rhythms, Dance Jams, Five Rhythms, Contemplative Dance, Playback Theater, Trance and Sacred Dancing, Theater of the Oppressed, and…

Who Are We?

…Cunningham, Debby Kajiyama, Jose Navarrette, and Armentrout. In June of 2007, she returned with another group including Keith Hennessy, Kathleen Hermesdorf, Eric Kupers, Scott Wells, and sorvillo for a performance…

The Experiment Called Contact Improvisation

…“Experimental, collaborative, collective, youth oriented, sensual, sexual, artistically and spiritually driven, a quest for self, for an alternative to modern dance and ballet, a move away from abstract art, a…

A Decade of Difference; Voice of Dance Comes Into Its Own, Mar 2007

…no one is afraid to react to what they see. Choreographers, dancers and audiences benefit from true, open, intelligent, engaged criticism, and dance is strengthened. Utopian, yes; but if no…

Curating a Collision

…into multiple contexts and exposures. How does this also determine its potential scope of experience? What happens when a form begins to move outside of its familiar terrain? What happens…

What is Ethnic Dance?: Questions and Reflections from a “Post Multiculturalism” Conversation

…on a sturdy foundation of knowledge, practice, and is actually a lengthy process, which requires depth, time, and tinkering. Pandit Chitresh Das has a popular saying, “Freedom comes from refined…

Dance Film Review: Teenagers Asked to Take on Pina Bausch

…feelings of embarrassment, frustration, excitement, failure, success and fear that led to a true interpretation of the piece. While performing Kontakthof was the ultimate goal, an understanding of authenticity, command…

Does One Size Fit All Funders?

…ramifications of undertaking the project—the effect it will have on the organization, the audiences it will reach, the opportunities it will provide for long-term advancement—will help you begin to see…