Dancing Around Dramaturgy (an exploration)
...I believe that that’s what dance-makers strive to do: to tell us something about our culture, about ourselves.
January 30, 2012
The Empathetic Art of Teaching: Two Weeks of Community Class with Peggy Baker
Like a rescue plane hovering over my somewhat helter-skelter dancing life, Peggy Baker is a relief effort.
January 26, 2012
Resurrecting the Past
Dancefusion Breathes Life into Historic Modern Dance
January 4, 2012
An Annual Nut to Crack
When my son was seven or eight years old, he sweetly invited me on a “date.” His invitation was for the Nutcracker.
December 21, 2011
Continuing the Conversation on the Role of Performance Criticism...
A dance maker reflects on where reviews fit and the role of citizen critics.
December 9, 2011
Two Women Walk Out
Jeanne Ruddy has resolved to shutter her eponymous 12-year-old company whose works I have grown to adore.
December 7, 2011
More Than a Master Class: Dance “as it was meant to be”
Former Isadora Duncan Dance Company member Alice Bloch led students through a 90-minute session blending history, anatomy, gender and sexual politics.
November 23, 2011
Philly PARD’s R&D for Dance
Philly Performance Arts Research & Development (PARD) offers classes and workshops, describing itself as “a laboratory for the investigation of dance and movement-based art forms.”
November 17, 2011