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Dance is a distinctive art form encompassing an incredible range of styles and practices, but content in this section puts it in conversation with theatre in various ways, from conversations about theatre and dance in systems-impacted communities and Africana dance dramaturgies to essays about disability, pop culture, and more.

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#DeafWoke with Denise Saunders Thompson
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#DeafWoke with Denise Saunders Thompson
A Virtual Consciousness-Raising Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf Host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.
Thursday 19 August 2021
San Francisco, California
Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures
Episode 15: Planetary Moves
Thursday 15 July 2021
South Africa
Livestreaming a Performance: OUT Dance Project Virtual Tour
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Livestreaming a Performance: OUT Dance Project Virtual Tour
Connecting rural queers across regions in Oregon through story and dance
Thursday 25 March to Sunday 28 March 2021
United States
poster for deaf woke conversation with Denise Saunders Thompson.
#DeafWoke with Denise Saunders Thompson
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#DeafWoke with Denise Saunders Thompson

A Virtual Consciousness-Raising Online Talk Show, Led by Black and Native American Deaf Host Mr. Antoine Hunter PurpleFireCrow.

Thursday 19 August 2021
San Francisco, California

Join us for an inspiring evening with Denise Saunders Thompson, president and chief executive officer for the International Association of Blacks in Dance. Livestreamed on the commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 19 August 2021 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

event poster for unrehearsed futures episode 15.
Unrehearsed Futures
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Unrehearsed Futures

Episode 15: Planetary Moves

Thursday 15 July 2021
South Africa

Planetary Moves: Dancing Across the Fault-Lines livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 12 p.m. BST (London, UTC +1) / 1 p.m. SAST (Cape Town, UTC +2).

outline of oregon state filled with pride flag and text OUT DANCE PROJECT.
Livestreaming a Performance: OUT Dance Project Virtual Tour
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Livestreaming a Performance: OUT Dance Project Virtual Tour

Connecting rural queers across regions in Oregon through story and dance

Thursday 25 March to Sunday 28 March 2021
United States

Beyond Boom and Bust presents OUT Dance Project Virtual Tour livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv from Thursday 25 March to Sunday 28 March 2021.

an actor onstage
Adapting to Pandemic Regulations
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Adapting to Pandemic Regulations

A New Way of Performance Watching for an Old Classic

4 March 2021

Merve Parla shares her experience with Netherlands-based dance company Club Guy & Roni’s recent production of Swan Lake, an interactive experience with both offline and online components.

Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect
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Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect

10 Weeks In Jamaica: Theater Conversations from Jamaica to The World!

Sunday 29 November 2020
United States

Akiba Abaka Arts presented the conversation Dancehall Reggae and the Nettleford Effect as a part of the 10 Weeks in Jamaica series livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 29 November 2020 at 1 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 3 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 4 p.m. EST (Kingston, UTC -5).

two actors onstage
Towards a Fat Theatre
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Towards a Fat Theatre

Reimagining Bodies Onstage

26 October 2020

Jeff Bouthiette notes that the pandemic has provided an opportunity to reevaluate and rethink everything about the way theatre is created in America, argues that this work has to include fat people, and offers suggestions for a way forward.

Psalm's Salons at Studio
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Psalm's Salons at Studio

A virtual dance party with conversation in collaboration with theatre-maker and emcee Psalmayene 24

Thursday 22 October 2020
United States

Studio Theatre presented Psalm's Salons at Studio livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 22 October at 2 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 4 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 5 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

poster with pictures of Samantha Figgins, Antoine Hunter, and the event description text.
#DeafWoke: An Evening with Samantha Figgins
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#DeafWoke: An Evening with Samantha Figgins

Samantha shares her #DeafWoke journey as a Black Hard of Hearing woman and professional dancer

Thursday 17 September 2020
United States

Urban Jazz Dance Company presented #DeafWoke: An Evening w/ Samantha Figgins livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 17 September 2020 at 4 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 6 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 7 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4).

Dancer fro the Dance Festival logo and partner's logos.
How the Body Carries Stories
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How the Body Carries Stories

A gathering of Irish and Irish identifying choreographers

Monday 29 June 2020
Dublin, Ireland

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography presented How the Body Carries Stories livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 29 June 2020 at 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -7) / 11 a.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC -5) / 12 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 17:00 IST (Dublin, UTC +1) / 18:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC +2).

A person standing on a hill, partly pixelated and blurred.
I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace
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I.F.: Indigenous Futurities: Dancing Earth in CyberSpace

Collaborating artist visionaries reveal cyberspace as a realm of ritual, to reimagine the future

Thursday 18 / Friday 19 June 2020
Wellington, NZ

Toasterlab presented I.F. : Indigenous Futurities : Dancing Earth in CyberSpace livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 3:30 p.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10) / 6:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 8:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 9:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-6) / Friday 19 June at 10:30 JST (Tokyo, UTC+9) / 13:30 NZST (Wellington, UTC+12).

Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin.
Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)
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Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin (ASL-interpreted)

The Power of the Arts — Theater and Dance in Systems-Impacted Communities

Saturday 30 May 2020
United States

Directors Lab West presented Directors Lab West Connects: Sabra Williams and Laura Karlin livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 8 a.m. HST (Honolulu, UTC-10) / 10 a.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 1 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 19:00 BST (London, UTC+1) / 20:00 CEST (Berlin, UTC+2).

REAL TALK!
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REAL TALK!

A guided response to Creating New Futures: Working Guidelines for Ethics & Equity in Presenting Dance & Performance, a tentatively-titled, living document-in-progress

Thursday 14 May 2020
United States

REAL TALK!, a guided response to Creating New Futures: Working Guidelines for Ethics & Equity in Presenting Dance & Performance, a tentatively-titled, living document-in-progress, was livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Thursday 14 May 2020 at 12 p.m. HST (Hawaii, UTC-10) / 2 p.m. AKDT (Juneau, UTC-8) / 3 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

dancers in performance
Hunter College Dance Festival Spring 2020
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Hunter College Dance Festival Spring 2020

presented by Hunter College Dance

Saturday 9 May 2020
New York City

CultureHub and Hunter College Dance presented Hunter College Dance Festival Spring 2020 livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 9 May 2020 at 4:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 6:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 7:30 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4).

dancer standing on stage with back to audience
Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent?
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Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent?

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City

Monday 18 November 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Africana Dance Dramaturgies: How Do We Represent? livestreamed on the commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 18 November 2019 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5) / 3:30 p.m. PST (Los Angeles, UTC -8) / 23:30 GMT (London, UTC +0)

actors onstage
Don’t Wish, Do It Yourself
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Don’t Wish, Do It Yourself

Women Finding Their Power in Cendrillon

17 October 2019

Shari Caplan discusses Opera del West’s recent production of Cendrillon at the Boston Center for the Arts.

actor in kathakali mask
Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India)
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Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India)

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Monday 7 October 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Kathakali — A Condensed Perspective (India) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Monday 7 October at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC-7) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago, UTC-5) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

two actors onstage
Gravity and Responsibility in Film, TV, and Choreography
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Gravity and Responsibility in Film, TV, and Choreography

25 September 2019

Choreographer Malik Nashad Sharpe and film & TV director Liza Johnson talk gravity, abstraction and risk, ethics, and more.

Roma woman posing as the Statue of Liberty with a US flag as a her dress.
Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ
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Performance of American Gypsy by PARADAIZ

Bucharest, Romania

Thursday 12 September 2019
Bucharest, Romania

PARADAIZ in Bucharest, Romania presents a performance of American Gypsy livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 12 September at 11 a.m. EDT (New York, UTC-4) / 15:00 UTC+0 / 17:00 CET (Berlin, UTC+2) / 18:00 EEST (Bucharest, UTC+3). 

headshots of Melissa Alexis, Ashton Lites, Ana Masacote, and Jenny Oliver
Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance
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Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance

with the Network for Arts Administrators of Color

Thursday 15 August 2019
Boston, MA

The Network for Arts Administrators of Color presented their panel Moving On Up: Advancing Leaders of Color in Dance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 15 August at at 2:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 4:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 5:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 21:30 UTC+0.

a group of people running in a circle
Thinking About Space in Invited and A Doll’s House at Germany’s Our Stage Festival
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Thinking About Space in Invited and A Doll’s House at Germany’s Our Stage Festival

23 July 2019

verity healey examines the concept of theatrical space as it applies to two shows that were presented at Germany’s Our Stage festival in May: Invited and A Doll’s House.

a row of women with linked arms behind date text
Urban Bush Women's 2019 Summer Leadership Institute Culminating Performance
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Urban Bush Women's 2019 Summer Leadership Institute Culminating Performance

at Gibney Dance in New York City

Saturday 20 July 2019
New York City

Urban Bush Women presented the 2019 Summer Leadership Institute Culminating Performance livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 20 July at 4 p.m. EDT (New York) / 3 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1 p.m. PDT (Los Angeles), and then again at 7:315 p.m. EDT (New York) / 6:15 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 4:15 p.m. (Los Angeles). 

ishmael houston-jones
The 2019 DTSA Booth Award: Honoring Ishmael Houston-Jones
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The 2019 DTSA Booth Award: Honoring Ishmael Houston-Jones

at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center

Monday 15 April 2019
New York City

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presents the 2019 DTSA Booth Award: Honoring Ishmael Houston-Jones livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Monday 15 April 2019 at 3:30 p.m. PDT (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EDT (New York).

a group of performers dancing onstage with an audience watching
Performing Gitanidad (Romaniness) On Stage
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Performing Gitanidad (Romaniness) On Stage

14 March 2019

Miguel Ángel Vargas unfolds the history of Gitano (Romani) theatre in Spain, from the eighteenth century to today.

 

a woman looks at two paintings
Celebrating Historic Milestones While Critically Understanding the Past
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Celebrating Historic Milestones While Critically Understanding the Past

15 January 2019

Gaven Trinidad examines the recent exhibition Dance We Must: Treasures from Jacob’s Pillow and wrestles with cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation when it comes to costume design throughout history.

Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown
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Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown

Monday 18 December 2017
New York City, NY, United States

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented Celebrating the Life and Work of Trisha Brown livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 18 December 2017 at 6:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco).