Articles tagged ‘history’

Yashoda wears a red sari with gold jewelry. One arm is extended in front of her with her thumb lifted. The other arm is near her chest bent at the embow with two fingers extended.

Reclaiming An Invisible Woman’s Dance

Dr. Yashoda Thakore, a Kuchipudi dancer and scholar in India, researches the Kalavantulu, the women temple dancers from Telugu-speaking areas. She describes their historical significance and why she is trying to erase the stigma around them through education.

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.

Two dancers dance in silhouette against a sunset in the desert wearing straw hats.

Reclaiming Time and Place

Nikesha Breeze, Miles Tokunow, and MK discuss their piece “Stages of Tectonic Blackness,” performed in the Sandia Mountains outside of Albuquerque and in Blackdom, NM, which posits that a resting Black body on the earth is a radical act.