To volunteer or not to volunteer? Unfortunately, dance artists are forced to ask themselves this question all too often throughout our careers.
Leyya Mona Tawil – director of DANCE ELIXIR, Temescal Art Center in Oakland, and Arab.AMP – shares more about Arab Experimentalism and how she has developed her voice within that framework.
Oluyinka Akinjiola, artistic director of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater in Portland, OR, discusses how she presents Afro centric dance as a core value and aesthetic.
Esie Mensah a dance artist in Toronto, Canada, discusses her work, SHADES, which examines the effects of colorism within the Black community, and her extensive process revisiting that theme from many different angles.
Emily Running shares how and why she founded Dance Wire, an organization that aims to enhance the prosperity and visibility of dance in Portland, OR, as well as her hopes for making dance an integral part of more people’s lives.