What does “making it” in dance look like for a decolonizing Indigenous Two-Spirit in the United States? California-based dance artist Snowflake Calvert (Daniel Arizmendi) tries to answer this for herself.
Trusting the Dance, Navigating the Divide
Madelyn Biven, a dance artist based in Hawai'i, reflects on the duality she experienced pursuing dance in the continental US while simultaneously longing for her home on the…
The Need for Relevancy and Decolonization in Higher Education
London-based dance artist Shannon Oleson shares how conversations on decolonization and transferable skills within the dance curriculum arose while doing her MFA research.
Creative Dexterity in Higher Education
London-based dance artist Shannon Oleson shares her MFA research looking at creative dexterity in higher education.
Choosing to Fill the Void
Portland-based dancer Jessie Nowak describes her journey letting go of stereotypes and finding her own path in dance after having children.
José Galán, director of Flamenco Inclusivo in Seville, Spain, describes how flamenco as an art form can be expressed by every body, and how he has adapted the flamenco technique for people with disabilities.
Kayla Banks, a dancer and choreographer in Denver, CO, reflects on her version of “making it” in dance as working in the arts industry and continuing to move forward.
Elyse Fahey, a contemporary dance artist in Albuquerque, NM, describes her realization that seeking joy is her version of “making it” in dance.
Surviving the pandemic as a dance artist mostly involves the extensive use of Zoom:)