Carlos Saura's Carmen (1983)

What to Read and Watch During Quarantine: Recommendations from Master Teacher Katiti King

Having a lighter dance schedule these days means more time to dive into your dance history— including the broader social and political issues that have influenced dancemakers past and present. Katiti King, a faculty member at Barnard College and Gibney in New York City, shares her list of who and what to read and watch right now.


Katiti King

George Goss, Courtesy King

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Many dance scenes are available on YouTube.

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