Backstage, every dancer must do their part to make sure a performance runs smoothly. These 16 behind-the-curtain habits should be as much a part of your routine as the choreography.
“Black or White” to Black and White: Dance History and the Music Video
“The only thing new in dance is you.” A friend shared that quote from an Ohio University professor years ago and it has stuck with me. Every year I find myself chuckling to myself as I listen to kids claim movements as “their” choreography when really many are sampling from the limited palette of movement […]
How To Build African-American Audiences for Dance
In honor of Black History Month Roger looks to a future with more African-American donors, board members, staff members — more diverse dance organizations as a whole. Dance has been a major part of the African-American culture since the beginning, but how can dance producers and presenters take a step toward this future and build black audiences?
A Fresh Start; A Firm Foundation: The Upcoming Season in Dance
Are you feeling torn or unsure of how to balance what’s fresh and trendy with what’s tried and true? You aren’t alone. And that goes for both the artistic and business sides of studio ownership! Armed with two timely lessons and whole lot of links, Suzanne Gerety, offers guidance and reassurance. Give us YOUR take, and you could walk away with a year’s membership to DanceStudioOwner.com.
Dance/USA comes to Chicago!
Columnist and Chicago resident, Lauren Warnecke was in attendance for the Dance/USA 2011 Annual Conference. Sharing moments from the keynote speech and reflecting on one of the conference’s major themes, audience engagement, Lauren describes the value of getting dancers together in the same room.
Chloe Arnold’s ‘My Life, My Diary, My Dance’
Chloe Arnold is confident in her life’s journey, as is evident in her one woman show, “My Life, My Diary, My Dance”. Through entries of Chloe’s ‘diary’ we come to understand the relationships and circumstances that developed her into the powerhouse performer that she is today. While the style and flow of the evening was uniquely Chloe Arnold, she makes it very clear that this show is not just about her. In this article Chloe Arnold speaks with columnist Tristan Bruns on tap, her influences, and new directions in this review and interview.