Happy New Year!
Art Intercepts is a monthly column brought to you by dance artist, educator, and writer Lauren Warnecke (that’s me!). Nichelle and I were discussing the schedule for this year and she brought to my attention the many goals and questions that DA readers have submitted to kick off 2011.
I’m taking some of these“dancesolutions” head on this year. You have expressed a desire to improve your technique, avoid injury, and increase flexibility. Those of you who have visited my column before know that these topics are right up my alley! Over the next four months, look for tips and solutions to help YOU achieve your goals this year! Here’s a sneak peek at what’s in store:
“The stem of aplomb” explores proper placement, posture, alignment and the life source of dance: the spine!
“Knees, please” takes a look at common knee injuries and practical tips to prevent them.
“Look mom, no hands!” The science of standing up; best practices for better balance.
“Achilles Heel” introduces you to one of the most infamous body parts in dance.
What is your “dancesolution”, or challenge you want to overcome, for 2011?
Lauren Warnecke is a freelance writer and editor, focused on dance and cultural criticism in Chicago and across the Midwest. Lauren is the dance critic for the Chicago Tribune, editor of See Chicago Dance, and founder/editor of Art Intercepts, with bylines in Chicago Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, St. Louis Magazine and Dance Media publications, among others. Holding degrees in dance and kinesiology, Lauren is an instructor of dance and exercise science at Loyola University Chicago. Read Lauren’s posts.