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Dancing to Connect teaching artists work with students in Madrid, Spain. Photo courtesy of Battery Dance Company "Our mantra is 'artistic excellence, social relevance.'" -- Jonathan Hollander "Completely unpredictable and uniformly fabulous"---that's how Jonathan...
Dakshina founder Daniel Phoenix Singh with Melissa Greco Liu in "Sonnet." Photo by Stephen Barnovics, courtesy of Dakshina "[A]rt is the nexus where all the different aspects of my life---as a gay man, a South Asian, a first-generation immigrant, a person of color, a little bit of a...
Dancer, choreographer, U.S. Marine. To some, those labels together would be jarring, but for Roman Baca, his life as a dancer and his experiences in the U.S. Marine Corps are...
Project Bandaloop performs on the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City. Photo by Atossa Soltani Anyone who lives in or has visited Washington knows the Old Post Office Pavilion . Built in 1899, the building is a major city landmark, renowned for its gorgeous Romanesque revival architecture and 315-...
A Rite of Spring at One Hundred brochure, featuring an image of Béjart Ballet Lausanne performing Le Sacre du printemps. Image courtesy of Carolina Performing Arts This morning, the NEA announced 928 new grants , totaling $77.17 million in funding. Congratulations to all our new grantees, and thank...
Mark Morris. Photo by Amber Star Merkens
When the Arts Endowment first gave Mark Morris a choreography fellowship in 1983, he was still something of a rookie. His three-year-old company, the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) ,...
Leyya Tawil's Dance Elixir. Photo by Liz Payne "[Artists are] contributing to everyone by trying to push a healthier, more hopeful humanity forward. I feel like that’s our responsibility." --- Leyya Tawil Although Detroit native Leyya Tawil has always danced, she was actually on...
Meet Robert Battle. He just completed his first season as artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and is only the third artistic leader since Alvin Ailey began the company in 1958. The great dancer Judith Jamison picked up the mantle in 1989 and led the company for two decades...
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar
horeographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, founded Urban Bush Women (UBW) in 1984 because, as she put it, "I wanted a company [that had] shared...
This week's podcast gives us an intimate view of the life of one of America’s top ballet companies. Our guide is Stephen Manes, who just published Where Snowflakes Dance and Swear: Inside the Land of Ballet , which documents a full season of Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB...

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