Jimmy Burgess shares his long road of “making it” in dance, from a scholarship to attend Alvin Ailey, to becoming sick with diabetes and being in a coma, to partial leg amputation, to walking and dancing again.
Flamenco dance artist and Oberlin College dance professor Alice Blumenfeld reflects on how “making it” in dance is akin to planting seeds in a garden.
Yayoi Kambara, a contemporary choreographer in the Bay Area, discusses her upcoming piece, “Shikataganai,” which translates from Japanese to English as “that which cannot be helped.” The piece explores the profound cultural change she’s experienced in the Bay Area over the past decade.
Parvathy Baul, one of the most recognized woman Baul practitioners in the world, describes how Baul functions as both a contemporary and traditional form, and the challenges Baul faces in the modern world.
The Post Natyam Collective – a transnational, web-based coalition comprised of Sandra Chatterjee, Cynthia Ling Lee, and Shyamala Moorty – shares more about their long-distance process, as well as some of the motifs and queries within their work.