Kelsey Paschich, professor of dance at Western Michigan University, reflects on her path as a dancer and how engaging in the process of “making it” is the difference between living and existing.
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.
Dance artist Karenne Koo of Tucson, AZ, discusses her involvement with the Mettler-based dance community and the breadth of her outreach work.