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Dancing in the Field: #dusaconf 2012

August 27, 2012

Institutions are set up, in part, to provide job security for key positions, and an overall sense of constancy of support for the art. The problem is that definition leaves out a lot of artists and arts workers: the white elephant in the room at most Dance/USA events I’ve attended in the past. Now more than ever it seems the big ballet companies, the experimental independent artists, emerging leaders, and everyone in between feel the pains of struggling to sustain.

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The Multi-Faceted Body of Diversity

August 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Discussions about diversity — dealing with race, gender, identification, politics, in or outside of dance — are discussions we will never stop having, whether we choose to participate or not. But to shy away from them, because they are uncomfortable or they shatter our safe reality, only provides more unanswered questions and more space for marginalization and the muting of underrepresented people, artistic practices, and the continued segregation of any ‘other’ not socially recognized.

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Is Dance a Field in Danger?

July 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

A young woman started to cry as she described her personal struggles with a career in dance, and the difficulty of working multiple jobs in the service industry without access to adequate health care or insurance.
This could be you.
This could be your dance student.

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Small Strokes of Listening: A Few Reflections on Diversity from the Dance/USA 2012 Annual Conference

July 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

The unfortunate effect was the discussion had been silenced by a dance.... It was clear that everyone in the room wanted more space and time for the discussion....
And so I was left wondering again: How and when do we listen to each other as a dance field? How can we create spaces that make room both for dancing and for discussing?

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4 CommentsTags: 2012 Annual Conference · Artistry · Commentary · Diversity

Bring Your Best Social Self to #DanceUSAconf

June 25, 2012

Plan ahead and test all of your tech. Do not wait until you land in San Francisco to try the app, test out your Twitter skills, or implement a social media management system. Here's how.

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