It’s World Ballet Day!

"World Ballet Day returns Thursday 29 October 2020. The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and Royal Opera House unite once again with guest companies from all over the world to go LIVE on Facebook and YouTube.Join us to go behind the scenes in the studios, meet the dancers and see how even in these challenging times, we're looking forward to … Continue reading It’s World Ballet Day!

Choreography of Words in Motion | Digital Skills for Dance Accessibility

Take the words as dancers and direct them into their placement along a track of sound. Are you a subtitles person, or do you go for the dubbing? I won't try to sell you on subbing if it's not your preference, but I do want to illuminate the importance of options when it comes to … Continue reading Choreography of Words in Motion | Digital Skills for Dance Accessibility

Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!

There are two petitions going around to demand that two big dance-wear companies, Bloch and Capezio to offer more inclusive color options for their products. Since the petitions went live, Bloch has already announced it will be offering more more shades in fall! Bloch is joining Freed as one of the only big companies to … Continue reading Petitioning for More Inclusive Dance Product Options, and Where to find Them Now!

Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters

Theatre spaces are reopening, but this time it is not for a production. The Open Your Lobby movement is a call for theatre spaces that have been closed down recently to reopen as a safe place for protesters. Check out some of the theaters that have been joining: In support of #BlackLivesMatter and the many protesters nationwide … Continue reading Open Your Lobby! Theaters Reopen to Provide a Safe Place for Protesters

Katherine Dunham on Overcoming 1940’s Racism (Jacob’s Pillow Dance)

The Katherine Dunham Dance Company was the first black modern-dance company in North America. In this video, Dancer and anthropologist Katherine Dunham describes the historical moment in 1944 when her dance company was asked to perform for a segregated audience in a Lexington, Kentucky theatre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_h0PBtv5-c&feature=youtu.be "Katherine Dunham (June 22, 1909 -- May 21, 2006) … Continue reading Katherine Dunham on Overcoming 1940’s Racism (Jacob’s Pillow Dance)