In a New Place: Dance & Disability in 2018

The San Francisco Bay Area is known to be on the vanguard of what is possible in dance, who dances, where, and how. Because of the work of AXIS Dance Company, Dandelion Dancetheater, the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival, Jess Curtis/Gravity, Sins Invalid, and other local companies, we are exposed to all kinds of […]

A Banana Peel is Good for Headaches: Observations from the Traditional Arts Field

Between dinner and dessert one evening, Doba G., a medical doctor in her late seventies who emigrated from the Ukraine to San Francisco in 1993, gave me a tip: Lily: “Sometimes I get headaches from red wine, really severe ones.” Doba: “You should put a banana peel on your forehead.” L: “Excuse me?” D: “Yes, […]

A Legacy of Innovation Within Tradition: Talking About Creating New Work with Celine Schein and Rachna Nivas

I am in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco visiting the administrative offices of the Chitresh Das Dance Company (CDDC) and Chhandam School of Kathak, founded by dancer, choreographer and composer, Pandit Chitresh Das. Pandit Das has been a major figure in Bay Area dance since the 1970s, when he emigrated from India to teach […]

To PhD or Not to PhD

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

Seasons of Change

A performance by several bay area companies and artists. See excerpts of their works either live in person or online. Artists included in the show will be em(body) dance project Ballet22 Trivial Motion Marika Brussel Alysa Mitchel and Helen Grace. In Person seating limited, get in person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170351786780 Livestream Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170258231955 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170259868851

Seasons of Change

A performance by several bay area companies and artists. See excerpts of their works either live in person or online. Artists included in the show will be em(body) dance project Ballet22 Trivial Motion Marika Brussel Alysa Mitchel and Helen Grace. In Person seating limited, get in person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170351786780 Livestream Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170258231955 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/170259868851

Decolonizing Industries of Care: Nursing These Wounds

In California, one out of every five registered nurses (RN) is of Pilipinx descent.[1] These nurses are also disproportionately represented on the front lines: bedside as well as in intensive care units, emergency rooms, nursing homes and long-term care.

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:

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 […]

In Conversation: Maurya Kerr and Alaja Badalich

You are reading excerpts from Maurya Kerr and Alaja Badalich’s recorded conversation. Listen to the conversation. Transcript of the full conversation