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.
Leadership Corner: Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, University of Southern California
Leadership Corner chats with Jodie Gates: “As leaders we need to look to the younger generation to help us design new models and trust that they’ll take us somewhere.”
Don’t Store Your Programs and Videos Under Your Bed
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.
Dancing Around The World
In mid-2015, dancer/choreographer Nejla Y. Yatkin began a yearlong tour to engage, connect, and collaborate with people and sites around the world. Learn about Yatkin’s process for preparing for Dancing Around the World, which took her to 20 cities.
A Cautionary Tale: What Can Happen When Your Personal Video Goes Viral
Who hasn’t shared a fun personal video on social media? Read dancer/choreographer Alexandra Beller’s cautionary tale about what can happen when a personal video goes viral.
How To Pick a College Dance Program That Will Work for You
High school dancers — and parents — wondering what to look for in a college or university dance program? Ashley Thorndike-Youssef has some ideas and talking points to use on you college tours as you begin your process of narrowing down the right school for you. Not a matriculating at a college? This material is a anecdote of sorts to the ongoing discussions on academic dance programs as a pyramid scheme. Read on for more, exclusively in From the Green Room, Dance/USA’s eJournal.
Company Spotlight: Winifred Haun & Dancers
The first in a series on Dance/USA’s From the Green Room focusing on member dance companies and their model programs. This month we look at Chicago’s Winifred Haun & Dancers, a small company that has evolved to make long-term, larger projects reflecting the choreographer’s artistic curiosity.
Generosity in the Land of Ballet
Stephen Manes spent a year at Pacific Northwest Ballet researching his 2011 book, Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet. He recently summarized one aspect of his findings in this holiday post, which we return to in this season of giving.
Building Diversity in Ballet: Black Swans Are Still Too Rare
In America, with the exception of a few male dancers, our ballet companies remain unrelievedly white.
90 Days, 22,264 Miles, 174 Dancers
I don’t know that the dance field is any worse than it ever has been, but universally dancers still struggle with the question: How am I going to make a career out of this, said dancer-turned-photographer Jonathan Givens. Read on for more.