• Erin: Space is A Privilege

    For the past nine years, Erin has been writing in every year, describing her life in dance. This year brought a renewed appreciation of space to move and of the lifelong journey…

  • Felicitas: Movement as a Healing Practice

    For the past nine years, Felicitas has been writing in every year, describing her life in dance. This year she focused inward and healed her grief through dance in her studio…

  • Sydney: Checking the Boxes

    For the past nine years, Sydney has been writing in every year, describing her life in dance. This year she focused on finding a place to live, a place to dance, and a source of…

  • Three dancers on a white stage

    Experimenting with the Experimental

    Finnish artist/theater director Teemu Mäki and Finnish dance artist Maija Nurmio share the impetus behind their collaborative work "Éliane," which is based on the compositions…

    Art as a Tool for Access and Transformation

    Kat Rampackova, a dance artist based in Barcelona, shares her journey finding herself as a freelancer, how she co-founded Priestor Súčasného Tanca for contemporary dance in her native Slovakia, and the impetus behind her recent piece “Mirage” with the Finnish dance company Kaaos.

    Lauren Cox and Sarah Crowell

    Elevating Stories and Spaces

    Dance artists Sarah Crowell and Lauren Cox share their involvement in the upcoming production of “SPACES: Oakland” and how they seek to elevate the people of Oakland and their stories through movement, ritual, and community.

    Kadar Khristan in his wheelchair sideways

    Dance as Integration

    Kadar Khristan, a dancer/performer and the vice president of DanceAbility Finland, reflects on the therapeutic and social benefits of dance, and how performing boosted his confidence as both a person with a disability and as an immigrant.