ICYMI: Why You'll Love "What Wendy's Watching"

One of my favorite parts of working with Wendy Perron over the past 12 years has been listening to her talk about dance. More than anyone I know, Wendy can explain a piece of choreography or a dancer's approach in the most visceral, compelling way. She doesn't even always use words—sometimes she turns to sounds or body language to fully describe something she loves.

Having a casual chat with her can be like getting a master class in the most interesting dance going on right now. And as Dance Magazine's editor at large, she sees a lot. She's one of the most well-connected people I know in the dance world, so more often than not she's got juicy insights, strong opinions and fascinating background info.

We decided to share this with you by filming a short video clip each week, capturing Wendy talking about the dance events she's most looking forward to in our new series, "What Wendy's Watching." Or, as she puts it: "Just wind me up and make me talk dance."

Keep your eyes peeled for weekly episodes on dancemagazine.com, our Facebook page and our "newly-launched" YouTube channel. My favorites so far?

Wendy's two-minute rundown of everything at Fall For Dance:

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Chatting with the stars on the red carpet at the Chita Rivera Awards:

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Explaining the magic of the DanceNow Festival (with bonus shots of Wendy dancing):

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