These Colorado Dancers Transformed Loss Into Opportunity

For many dancers, the spring of 2021 brought the long-awaited return to the in-person performing they had been dreaming of since the coronavirus took hold of the world last year. For others, the pandemic’s impact proved too devastating for their companies to recover from. This became the reality for the dancers of Aspen Santa Fe […]

How Dance Experts Are Reimagining the Post-COVID World

The lurch of conflicting COVID-19 guidance has wildly shifted how we occupy space with one another. Our collective improvisation through the “coronasphere” (as scholar Kate Elswit brilliantly named it) has been subject to an onslaught of rules, reversals and regulations. As part of a shared research project with Dr. Heidi Boisvert and Melissa Painter through […]

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 […]

How COVID Has Changed College Dance Departments

University dance programs have undergone some remarkable changes since March 2020. From shutting down completely and sending students home to mandating masks and social distancing, there are plenty of pandemic-era adjustments that students and faculty will be happy to leave behind. However, there are also some transformations that many dance departments plan to carry forward […]

Emerging From the Pandemic With an Epic Marathon Solo

In late 2020 I was on the phone with Heidi Latsky, whose New York City–based company I’ve danced in since 2007, batting around ideas of what we could do that would be ambitious, outside-the-box. With a deep breath and a not-small dose of chutzpah, I shared with her the idea that I’d been sitting on […]

How TSQ Project Brought Dance Back to Times Square

In May 2020, Times Square was eerily quiet, as if it were holding its breath like the rest of the world, afraid to make a move. The clamor of taxis, crowds and construction was gone, but one faint trickle of music could still be heard if you listened closely—a mini Bluetooth speaker, resting on the […]

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