Guidelines for managers on how to deal with tragedy in a dance company setting.
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The hows and whys of getting started in planning and building your own artist-driven archive.
Traditionally artists have donated their archival materials to institutional repositories once they reach the final stages of their careers. But with the advent of technology, the change in archival institutions and funding, this model is beginning to shift as more artists see the value of holding onto their collections. Read on to learn why this generation of artists is seeking new ways to preserve their materials and how a few have initiated the process.
Few professionals have as keen a need as dancers to stay as healthy and
injury-free as possible, yet health care coverage is by no means
guaranteed in the dance world. The Affordable Care Act seeks to improve
access to health insurance across the country, while also improving the
quality and comprehensiveness of coverage for those who currently have
it. Read on for more on the ACA written for the dancer and dance company.
With all of the new coverage options and requirements under the Affordable Care Act, most people will need some help understanding their coverage options and responsibilities under the Affordable Care Act. Fortunately, the law creates a number of programs designed to provide help online, over the phone, and in person.
Most dancers can easily spot a hazardous bobby pin on the studio floor. It’s also important to be aware of a few potential pitfalls when buying health insurance.
From crucial networking sessions for artistic and executive directors to share programming hits and budgetary misses to paperwork how-to’s for grants and insurance, to sustaining partnerships and forging bonds in the community, Dance/USA’s 2013 Annual Conference held June 12-15 in Philadelphia reflected the wide spectrum of interests and issues confronting the organization’s members. Read on here for Karyn D. Collins’ report.
Dance teachers have long known the positive effects of dance training: from improved concentration and grades to better physical health and better behavior. In recent years science has begun to back up what many in the dance field have known instinctively for decades. Read Part 2 of Veronica Hackethal's article on educational dance programs that tap into the science while transmitting the artistic discipline of dance.
Only recently has science tried to analyze how dance benefits the brain
and brings such joy. One theory holds that, like most exercise, dance
releases a cascade of feel-good chemicals in the brain. Dancing induces
the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers that increase
pain tolerance and boost mood. Endorphins are responsible for the
euphoria experienced during a “runner’s high” and have a similar effect
on the body during dancing. Read on to see how dance educators are using dance to stimulate these brain-boosting effects in children and teens.
Joan Myers Brown has had an extraordinary career. The founder of Philadanco!, one of Philadelphia's preeminent dance companies, as well as the driving force behind both the International Conference of Black Dance Companies and the International Association of Blacks in Dance, Myers Brown has lent her artistic guidance, her nurturance of many dancers and choreographers, her visionary leadership and grace under fire to many in the dance field. On June 13, she will be honored by Dance/USA for her contributions to the field. Read this personal account about Joan from long-time Philadelphia dance critic Merilyn Jackson.