Welcome, Jul/Aug 2010

How do we catalyze creativity? I have a crystal ball on my desk. The optical beauty of the sphere never ceases to provide amusement to first time visitors to my…

The Dance Ecosystem: National Conferences & Conversations

…existing work, it released a ballet to the public and empowered people to select, edit, and organize dance into their lives. So think towards what you don’t know. Think towards…

Vantage Points

…somehow manages to disappear behind a lamp shade. I’m close enough to the dancers to overhear their “backstage” chatter and I’m noticing a theme in their questions. What are we…

Thinking Big

…so too must the grantwriter, professional or not, embed the proposal’s project or program within a larger setting in order to clearly articulate its value and message. This may seem…

Innovation Within Tradition: Covering the Annual Classical Indian Dance Festival

…traditions. You’ve gone from one-to-one, guru-to-disciple, training to training in large universities and institutions” says Executive Director of the Chitresh Das Dance Company Celine Schein. “You’ve also gone into a…

Welcome, Nov 2010

…seems that one way out of being misunderstood is to find people to talk with, which is why topical clubs and groups form, and help to focus the discussion. Dancers’…

2010 Highlight

to hold on to these wise words, and exit onto the busy street in downtown Boston. My favorite yoga teacher in Boston, where I attended college for two years, would…

2010 Highlight

…our processes as artists are truly interesting, and if told bravely and creatively, are enough to base work on. Seeing Lemon’s work made me start to plot and ponder about…

Performance Preview: What’s On For This Season

…the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival (Jun 3-Jul 3) and Mission in the Mix (Jun 17-26) all return to celebrate dance from bhangra to queer contra. TOURING COMPANIES Evidently some…

Alicia Alonso Turns 90 U.S. Dancers Honor Her in Havana

…is absolutely wonderful. We put this program together to have that. I don’t do “José Manuel [Carreño],” so I was apprehensive that In the Night and Who Cares? are no