Articles from the ‘Essays’ collection

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 dance friends from UC Santa Cruz.

Sydney in tendu derrier in a studio wearing leotard, tights, and a skirt.

Syndey: Struggles and Triumphs

Sydney has been checking in every year for 10 years, sharing where dance has taken her each year. This year she continued to dance with Avant Chamber Ballet and relished in the personal struggles and triumphs of becoming a professional.

A closeup of Felicitas' face in black and white with her hair blowing and branches behind her.

Felicitas: Taking The Leap

Felicitas has been checking in every year for 10 years, sharing where dance has taken her each year. This year she fully took the leap into being an independent freelance artist in the Bay Area.