• Michelle in a deep penchee with a partner. She is wearing a yellow tutu and dancers in white tutus move behind her.

    A Ballet Dancer’s Journey to Loving Herself

    Michelle Chaviano, a ballet dancer with Ballet North Texas, reflects on her harrowing journey with body dysmorphia and disordered eating as a young student at English National…

  • Two women stand in front of a building facade trying flamenco postures

    Encounters with Flamenco in Spain

    Shebana Coelho, a writer and performer currently studying flamenco in Spain, reflects with her colleagues and classmates on what it means to encounter flamenco as an art form and…

  • Black and white photos of dancers at UCSC

    The Movement of Memory

    Mary Trunk, a filmmaker and dance artist in Altadena, CA, shares the process of creating her film, "Muscle Memory," which explores aging in dance by reuniting with her college…

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    Working to Fulfill Stance on Dance’s Mission

    Stance on Dance's fall/winter 2022 print publication is out! Learn more about how to receive your copy and support dance journalism!

    Pual stands over his toes and leans back, his arms extended upward. He is wearing a silvery shirt and pants.

    Finding the Humanity in Dance’s Legacy

    Paul Dennis, a dancer, choreographer, regisseur, and the Chair of the Dance Department at Hunter College in NYC, shares how his personal dance history led him to his work preserving the legacies of many of modern dance’s greatest choreographers.

    Joe gives direction to two dancers. Some dummies are lying on the floor. The photo is in black and white with stark shadows.

    Saving Space

    Joe Landini, founder and current director of operations at SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts in San Francisco, CA, shares what his ride has been like running SAFEhouse in its various iterations over the years and how it intersects with his own choreography and creative endeavors.

    Dr. Lucky leans back with her hand on her forehead. She is wearing a black camisole with sequins.

    The Ph(Double)D of Burlesque

    Dr. Lucky, a performance studies scholar at New York University and an acclaimed burlesque artist, shares what neo-burlesque is, why it’s important to study burlesque academically, and how her burlesque shows have moved with her from NYC to sunny New Mexico.

    Two dancers dressed as patients lay on the floor while a third dancer dressed as a nurse leaps above them.

    Dancing the Private Lives of Pilipinx Nurses

    Kularts director Alleluia Panis, composer Joshua Icban, and dancer Jonathan Mercado discuss their upcoming production, Nursing These Wounds, a site-specific dance performance investigating the impact of colonization on Pilipinx health and caregiving through the lens of Pilipinx nurses’ history.