Dance/USA matches mentors with rising arts administrators to enhance leadership and decision-making skills and gain a broader perspective on the field. Read about one mentor-mentee match.
Dance/USA Honoree Dianne McIntyre says, “A dance company is like a family; emotions rise and fall — clashes, love and all kinds of things in between.”
Are your programs and performance videos stored in a basement or under your bed? Dance/USA’s Director of Archiving and Preservation explains how to protect and preserve your company’s artistic legacy now.
Celebrity Curators: Presenters Turn to High-Profile Dance Artists To Inspire New Programming Directions [Part 2]
Presenters from around the country have turned to “celebrity” dance artists to curate programming. Some prominent dancers are also curating their own independent works. Read more from Isabella Boylston, James Sofranko, Justin Peck, and Tiler Peck.
Celebrity Curators: Presenters Turn to High-Profile Dance Artists To Inspire New Programming Directions [Part 1]
Celebrated dancers have been curating more and more performances. Hear from dancers and presenters about the experience, including The Kennedy Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and The Music Center in this two-part series.
Fashion designers have had a long tradition of creating costumes for choreographers, from Coco Chanel’s knit swimsuits for Ballets Russes’ “The Blue Train” to the bold, black-and-white striped Norma Kamali pajamas for Twyla Tharp’s “In the Upper Room.” Dance and high fashion have their proponents and faultfinders. Read on..
Ann Williams receives the Dance/USA Ernie Award this month at Dance/USA’s annual conference in Austin, Texas. Williams founded Dallas Black Dance Theatre and her tireless dedication to the dance world and to encouraging black dance around the country has empowered young dancers, leaving a lasting legacy.
Judith Smith cofounded AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, Calif., as one of the first contemporary dance companies to create and present dance on dancers with physical disabilities who used wheelchairs, prosthetics and crutches performing alongside nondisabled dancers. In May 2016, AXIS brings together physically integrated dancers and dance companies, presenters, dance service organizations, and funders with expertise in this area for the first time since 1997.
Joanna Mendl Shaw has taught dancers for many years. But it was when she began working with horses in large-scale choreographic pieces that she gained new insights into what dance teachers should be doing in the 21st-century studio to train healthy, competent and creative dancers. To learn more, read her piece exclusively in From the Green Room.