Articles from the ‘Essays’ collection

Sydney wearing a black dress and holding a plate at a party. She jokingly makes a funny pose holding a chip.

Alexandra: Let’s All Keep Moving

Alexandra has been checking in with Stance on Dance every year for 11 years, sharing where dance has taken her each year. This year she continued to teach Jazzercise as well as enjoy dancing at clubs and weddings with friends.

Erin: A Blank Canvas

Erin has been checking in with Stance on Dance every year for 11 years, sharing where dance has taken her each year. This year she produced a weekend of dance performances and workshops in San Francisco, and is taking time to decide her next steps.

Sydney in a dramatic arabesque wearing a white swan tutu against a pink backdrop.

Sydney: I Am Enough

Sydney has been checking in with Stance on Dance every year for 11 years, sharing where dance has taken her each year. This year she got promoted to full company member with Avant Chamber Ballet, as well as explored her passion for teaching and choreography.

Four dancers move about on a red and silver lit stage covered with many props.

Scores for Improvising with Ancestors

Kevin O’Connor, a multidisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in collaboration, improvisation, community-engaged arts, somatics, ecology, and queer art practices, writes an ode to his “dancestor” Billy and makes suggestions for scores to improvise with one’s ancestors.

A mom and her grown son stand crossed arms next to each other and smile at the camera.

A Chance to Dance

Mary Elizabeth Lenahan chronicles the story of former dancer Adelaide Vienneau, who danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, and her son Preston, who is on the autism spectrum and dances with Dance Express in Fort Collins, CO.