Friday Film Break: "If Cities Could Dance" Highlights Katherine Dunham and East St. Louis

The latest episode of the award-winning KQED series "If Cities Could Dance" shines a spotlight on Katherine Dunham and her impact on East St. Louis, Illinois. Meet the dancers and teachers who carry on her legacy in the city where she settled—which is now home to the Katherine Dunham Center for Arts and Humanities and the Katherine Dunham Museum.

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4 Reasons Interdisciplinary Education Can Make You a Stronger Dancer, According to CalArts

After years spent training in their childhood studio, it can be hard for dancers to realize exactly how many pathways there are toward career success. The School of Dance at CalArts aims to show its students all of them.

Built with the intention to break barriers and bend the rules, CalArts' interdisciplinary curriculum ensures that students take classes that cover an entire spectrum of artistic approaches. The result? A dance program that gives you much more than just dance.

Last week, Dance Magazine caught up with Kevin Whitmire, assistant director of admission for CalArts School of Dance, and recent alum Kevin Zambrano for the inside scoop on how an interdisciplinary curriculum can make you a stronger artist. Watch the full event below, and read on for the highlights.

July 2021