Friday Film Break: Jennifer Weber's "While You Were Gone"

During the many months that theaters sat empty, did you ever wonder what went on inside of them? Choreographer Jennifer Weber's new short film "While You Were Gone" follows breaker Gabriel Emphasis using the entire theater at The Bushnell in Hartford, Connecticut, as his own personal stage, before being joined outside by a whole crew of dancers ready to welcome audiences back inside.

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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.

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