April 30, 2019

Because of their ephemeral nature, dance works require a steward, someone to pass them onward and upward to a new generation. Often, this is accomplished through trusts, répétiteurs, and oral, written, and digital records. Although these methods preserve dance in a lit...

April 22, 2019

The advice for young artists is clear: stay true to yourself, your work, and your unique vision that will, needless to say, change the world. Yet, when confronted with a society that demands professionalism and punctuality, these imperatives seem naïve and entitled. 

Th...

April 15, 2019

For most of us, lunch is a sandwich gobbled at our desks while catching up on emails. But if you can — and you really should — you could step out and into the city to catch a show while munching on that sandwich. If your boss gives you a hard time, point them to this a...

April 1, 2019

You wouldn’t be reading this if it weren’t for Deborah Jowitt. During my second year of graduate school at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she graciously mentored me in dance criticism for no other reason than that I asked. 

This generosity of spirit and...

April 1, 2019

Imagine if what stood between life and death were photographs. Not the dirty, embarrassing ones, but the pictures that give testament to who you were, the life you lived. What would you do? Throw them away to remove any trace of your former self? Wrap them in plastic a...

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