Articles from the ‘Viewpoints’ collection

“My Story is Not Over”

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.

Shikataganai: A Message of Hope

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.

Living the Tradition of Baul

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.