Words and Inspiration from Dance/USA’s 2018 Annual Conference
“I was blown away by the depth of the conversations …. They go beyond dance and into the larger world.” Read more comments on Dance/USA’s 2018 conference.
Dance/USA’s Opening Night Celebration Moves Audience
A night that can only be described as indescribably unexpected, 2018’s Opening Night Celebration was all things for everyone, writes L.A. blogger Haley Kostas.
Roberta Uno: Mapping New Realities for the Dance Field
At Dance/USA’s 2018 conference Roberta Uno cut to core issues affecting the dance world connecting cause and effect of political and cultural crises. Read Haley Kostas’s report.
Why Dance/USA’s Opening Night Celebration Reaffirms Your Love of Dance
Dance/USA’s 2018 Opening Night Celebration at the Aratani Theatre of the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles was the perfect way to get inspired. Read more here.
Debbie Allen: 2018 Dance/USA Honor Awardee
Triple threat and more, dancer, choreographer, actor, director and producer Debbie Allen says nurturing the next generation is “the most purposeful thing” in her life. Read more about this year’s Dance/USA Honor Awardee.
Carla Perlo: 2018 Ernie Awardee
The driving force behind Washington, D.C.’s Dance Place, Carla Perlo receives the 2018 Ernie Award for her contributions to building a full-service studio/theater, that is a home for artists and neighborhood kids to create.
Lula and Erwin Washington, 2018 Dance/USA Champion Awardees
Eminent couple Lula and Erwin Washington have for nearly four decades shaped dance in Los Angeles as influential artists, educators, community leaders, and role models. Read more.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, 2018 Dance/USA Trustees Awardee: Pioneer in the Field of Integrated Dance and Activist for Disability Rights
“I never set out to change the world,” says dancer, educator and activist Mary Verdi-Fletcher. “I just wanted to dance.” Along the way, she made dance accessible for those in wheelchairs, and accessibility became a common practice.