A group of students hop onto their right legs, their left arm overhead. They are led by a teacher demonstrating the same movement.

How Marymount Manhattan’s Newest Required Course—Embodied Africanist Aesthetics—Is Swiftly Making an Impact on Its Dance Majors

When Marymount Manhattan College student Elias Colado saw a five-day-a-week course titled “Embodied Africanist Aesthetics” appear on his freshman spring schedule last year, he was surprised. Though he was sad not to continue with another class he’d liked in the fall, he quickly learned that Embodied Africanist Aesthetics was the program’s newest graduation requirement. “I’d […]

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 […]

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 […]

Choreography Grants and Fellowships

Looking for funding for your choreography? Start your search here. If you know of additional opportunities for choreographers, please email information to Lauren Wingenroth at [email protected] The Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation awards prizes biennially to a choreographer and composer for the best original dance with original music which has had its premiere performance […]

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