Dianne McIntyre, Dance/USA 2019 Honor Award Recipient
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.”
Think Opera’s Not for You? Opera Theatre of Saint Louis Says Think Again
Learn how one performing arts organization’s engagement of young people and diverse communities is reaching new audiences and paying off.
Art in a Critic-Free Zone (Part 1)
Some 80% of professional newspaper critics employed 20 years ago no longer make a living at their craft. How has this loss of informed criticism changed the field?
The Ins and Outs of Finding, Securing and Programming Music in the Dance World
Finding the right music can make or break a choreographer’s piece. But that’s just the beginning. Don’t ignore the legal side and clearing rights.
How to Crack the Millennial Code, One Step at a Time
Learn how one performing arts organization, part of the Wallace Foundation’s Building Audiences for the Arts cohort, is figuring out how to attract and retain younger audiences.
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.
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.