College vs. Contract: What to Consider Before Taking a Leave of Absence

Four years of lectures, exams and classes can feel like a lifetime for college dancers who have their sights set on performing. So when a professional opportunity comes knocking, it can be tempting to step away from your academics. But there are a few things to consider before putting your education on hold. The To-Do […]

These College Dancers Worked With Solange on the Project of A Lifetime

While Solange was busy helping big sis Beyoncé give Coachella its best performances of all time, an equally compelling project was quietly circulating on Instagram: Solange directed this stunning interdisciplinary film, called Metatronia (Metatron’s Cube), which features choreography by Gerard & Kelly and was created with Los Angeles’ Hammer Museum as well as the clothing […]

We Asked All The Scary Networking Questions So You Don't Have To

Working with guest artists is an integral part of the college dance experience. Visiting choreographers expose students to new styles and ways of working, and give them a glimpse of life as a professional. But with a relatively short amount of time to make an impression, forming a relationship with a visiting artist can feel […]

International Dance Day

I am not sure what happens on this day, but let’s all think about dance together. We think about it all the time anyway. Every year on this day, a different well-known dance artist writes a message to…everyone. Today’s International Dance Day Message is by
Julio Bocca: “Dance is discipline, work, teaching, communication. With it we […]

Mentoring on a Global Scale

It dawned on me that the Rolex Initiative not only matches up interesting artists of different generations, but it is creating a real exchange between industrialized countries and developing countries. On Sunday night at DTW, Rolex presented the first three years of protégés: San Jijia from China, mentored by William Forsythe; Junaid Jemal Sendi from […]

Serenity in the Face of Danger

At Dia:Beacon this weekend, Trisha Brown placed her Group Primary Accumulations with Movers into the Michael Heizer Gallery, whose floor has four huge, deep canyons carved into it. The four women were lying on their backs serenely performing the simple, sensual accumulation: lift the right arm from the elbow; do it again and then lift […]

Mentoring on a Global Scale

It dawned on me that the Rolex Initiative not only matches up interesting artists of different generations, but it is creating a real exchange between industrialized countries and developing countries. On Sunday night at DTW, Rolex presented the first three years of protégés: San Jijia from China, mentored by William Forsythe; Junaid Jemal Sendi from […]

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