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From the World Theatre Map
Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space
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Using Storytelling and Dance to Transform a Community Space

1 May 2018

Caroline Prugh discusses Kaimera Productions’ SPACES, a site-specific performance weaving together storytelling and dance that took place in June 2017 at the Harlem Arts Festival in New York City.

A Work of the Body
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A Work of the Body

Deconstructing Preconceived Notions of Disability and Dance in Piece by Piece

29 April 2018

Emily White writes about Rebeccah Simone Bogue’s Piece by Piece, which was presented as a work in progress in New York City in February 2018.

Dance in the Extreme Southwest of Europe / Dançar no extremo sudoeste da Europa
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Dance in the Extreme Southwest of Europe / Dançar no extremo sudoeste da Europa

18 April 2018

Luísa Roubaud reflects on the history of Portuguese dance. /  Luísa Roubaud reflete sobre a história da dança portuguesa.

Five Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Resilient Ensembles
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Five Grounding Techniques to Cultivate Resilient Ensembles

28 March 2018

US director and health and wellness educator Molly Schenck describes five useful rehearsal techniques for ensembles to adapt when creating work around difficult topics. 

Do Words Matter on Stage?
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Do Words Matter on Stage?

1 February 2018

Jonathan Mandell looks at six theatre pieces in January that used words in unorthodox ways—as gibberish, or out-of-sync with the action; some didn’t use words at all.

Why Would We Move? Musings on Movement Practice and Training
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Why Would We Move? Musings on Movement Practice and Training

9 November 2017

Movement director and professor Yo-El Cassell reflects on how movement should help people access playfulness and joy, regardless of ability.  

Bodies on the Edge
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Bodies on the Edge

Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya’s Becoming Pentalogy

20 October 2017

Multidisciplinary artist and cultural producer Ivan Talijancic interviews New York based duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya about LEIMAY ensemble, their recent production Frantic Beauty, and the creation process for their five-part Becoming series.

The Cultural Apartheid of Disability
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The Cultural Apartheid of Disability

A Conversation between Judith Smith and John Killacky with Resources and Tips

2 August 2017

A conversation between Judith Smith and John Killacky with resources and tips at the Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Conference, Friday June 16, 2017.

We’re All That
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We’re All That

Raja Feather Kelly and the Imprint of Pop

25 July 2017

The Feath3r Theory post-ballet theatre musical about the influence of pop culture on how we live.

Les Productions Ondinnok
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Les Productions Ondinnok

On the Experience of Making Indigenous Theatre in Quebec, Canada / Les Productions Ondinnok: Sobre la Experiencia de Hacer Teatro Indígena en Quebec en Canadá

11 June 2017

In this installment, Choreographer Carlos Rivera talks about indigenous theatre in Quebec, highlighting the work of Yves Sioui Durand and Catherine Juntas of Les Productions Ondinnok.

From the Inside I Truly Believe that I am Dancing in Golden Silk
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From the Inside I Truly Believe that I am Dancing in Golden Silk

6 April 2017

We would like to dedicate the fourth article of the series to dance. Viktor Szeri, an up-and-coming dancer from Budapest, leads us into its secrets. / A sorozat negyedik posztját a táncnak dedikáljuk. Szeri Viktor, egy fiatal és feltörekvő budapesti táncos, bevezet annak titkaiba.

The Business of War Dancing
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The Business of War Dancing

Exit12 Dance Company’s Aggressed and This is War

11 March 2017

Artistic Director Roman Baca discusses Aggressed and This is War, two dance theatre pieces by Exit12 Dance Company inspired by indigenous war dances.

to go again
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to go again

A Dance Theatre Story of Veteran Resilience

7 March 2017

Director Judith Smith discusses her company’s collaboration with Choreographer Joe Goode for to go again, a dance theatre piece that explores the lives of veterans with disabilities.

Crossing Over
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Crossing Over

Arts, Military, and Passing to the Other Side

5 March 2017

Renowned choreographer and creator of the Critical Response Method, Liz Lerman, addresses the experience of war in her life and work.

China on Stage
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China on Stage

3 February 2017

Jonathan Mandell digs into three recent productions in New York City—Made in ChinaConfucius, and Caught—that explore US-China relations.

Breath of Love
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Breath of Love

Jelisa Jay Robinson’s Stories of Us

18 August 2016

Ursula Walker on Jelisa Jay Robinson’s Stories of Us at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.

Committed to Not Knowing
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Committed to Not Knowing

Lessons from BOOMERANG

15 April 2016

Playwright Will Arbery shares his experience working with BOOMERANG Dance Company and how movement informs his writing process.

On the Timely Racial Politics of The Royale
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On the Timely Racial Politics of The Royale

24 March 2016

Manuel Betancourt on The Royale by Marco Ramírez at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City.

Breaking Through Bars
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Breaking Through Bars

The Bold Vision Behind Oracle Theatre’s The Hairy Ape

8 March 2016

Andrew Bailes interviews director Monty Cole about his all-male, all-black production of Eugene O’Neill’s The Hairy Ape in Chicago, Illinois.

Dancing is About Moving
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Dancing is About Moving

19 December 2015

Maria Genné discusses the philosophy of Kairos! Alive and its community work with youth and the elderly.

Every Body on the Dance Floor
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Every Body on the Dance Floor

On Jérôme Bel’s Ballet

17 December 2015

Patrick Gaughan reviews Jérôme Bel’s Ballet at the Marian Goodman Gallery in New York City. 

Independent, Fringe, and Alternative
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Independent, Fringe, and Alternative

Czech Theatre Beyond the Big Houses

30 October 2015

Eva Kyselová writes about trends in independent theatre in the Czech Republic.

Choreography Isn’t Just For Dancing
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Choreography Isn’t Just For Dancing

The Films of Bob Fosse

18 October 2015

Bob Fosse is the only theatre artist who has won eight Tony Awards for choreography and one for direction, an Academy Award, and an Emmy. Dan Friedman considers Fosse’s impressive although spare film legacy.

Was it Me, or the Audience? A Dancer’s Conundrum Post-Performance
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Was it Me, or the Audience? A Dancer’s Conundrum Post-Performance

29 September 2015

Dancer Chloe Woggon discusses her performing a dance in front of an audience, in which she had an metaphysical experience.

Push-Pull
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Push-Pull

Available Light and the Fringe Culture in Philadelphia

22 September 2015

Emma Wiseman on Available Light by Lucinda Childs, designed by Frank Gehry and scored by John Adams at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.