Colorado-based dance artist Allison Blakeney describes the impetus behind Excessive Realness, an annual queer-normative dance intensive geared toward LGBTQIA+ people.
Alice Blumenfeld questions if it is appropriate to apply Western terminologies toward cultural dance forms, like flamenco’s soleá, and makes the case for a more culturally sensitive approach to comparing dance forms.
Gabrielle Thomas, a choreographer at Atamira Dance Company in New Zealand, discusses how her choreography draws upon her Māori worldview and how motherhood and living in a small town inform her process.
Maaka Pepene, a Māori dance artist in Aotearoa/New Zealand, describes how his background on the streets and in the military inform his values and choreographic approach.
Katherine Disenhof is the woman behind Dancing Alone Together, a website for virtual classes, performances and creative prompts being offered during the coronavirus pandemic. She shares how the website has grown and what she foresees is the future of digital dance.