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Heidi Latsky Dance at the American Dance Festival

Heidi Latsky Dance opened their “Triptych” Sunday with “Somewhere,” dressed in all white, under hanging lights that lit the stage like stars, some dangling lower and some shining brighter, standing on a surface of wide black and white stripes. 488 more words

Modern Dance

#herenow625 Pictures Week 3

It’s our final voting week! This week we’ve got two new pictures and our two highest voted pictures from the last 2 weeks. Which one is your favorite? 122 more words

Modern Dance

Yes Manifesto

This is partially based on Yvonne Rainer’s 1965 “No Manifesto” which rejected traditions of theatricality to redefine dance. While I appreciate the value of rejecting the normative/cliche in the process of finding new possibilities, I think this “Yes Manifesto” better represents a current generation of artists who define innovation through what they include rather than what they exclude: 219 more words


Getting to Dance for Doug motherfuckin Varone

I’m very excited for the professor’s newest project. She applied for a choreography mentorship with Doug Varone’s company, and of course she got it, and of course, and now she has to create a piece and present it to Doug and company. 519 more words

Contemporary Dance

Dance and Femininity; Does the F Word have a place in Dance?

I’ve spent a lot of time as a figurative stay at home mom and I’ve watched the shows for moms.   The language trends- that lens into our culture and time- seem to be more pronounced (; than anywhere. 825 more words


The liquid art of Shen Wei

The week before the American Dance Festival opened I had a dream that Shen Wei Dance Arts performed inside a fish tank. I thought it was a strange and funny dream until from the audience at the season opening performance I was reminded of their fluid movement. 414 more words

Modern Dance

Using Dance As Language When Challenged With Dyslexia: Aakash Odedra

Aakash Odedra found communicating so difficult as a child in Birmingham, England, he sought out other ways. The conventional classroom was such a struggle, but the arts felt natural. 344 more words