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Archiving Dance: The Necessity of Collaboration by Heather Desaulniers

"Archival policies for the field need to be developed, both to ensure preservation and performance of important works, and to encourage the necessary funding mechanisms."

Panel Discussion on Visual Arts Criticism

Here are some notes from the Washington Project for the Arts panel discussion: Running for Cover(age), which proceeded from an expose on Washington's isolated artists. (Image by Jessica Yang from the Art in America coverage of the event.)

Seeing Red: A review of Sarah Kaufman’s review of Guangdong

Alison Friedman discusses why one modern Chinese dance performance does not represent China, or Chinese society, but does represent our shallow understanding of world dance.

Washington Ballet’s Program at THEARC by Katrina Toews

Katrina Toews, Director of the Washington Ballet's program at THEARC writes about creating a real ballet training program within what has been an "outreach" community.

White Do-Gooderism in DC’s Dance Education Scene by Jonathan Carrington

Jonathan Carrington, Executive Director of Dissonance Dance Theater, writes about the problems of white teachers bringing traditionally white dance forms to minority communities.

Fair Use Copyright Law for Artists

Robert Bettmann reports what Artists need to know about copyright law, and fair use copyright law.

A (informal/unsophisticated) Conversation on Laban’s Efforts by Cheryl Palonis Adams

Cheryl Palonis Adams explains Laban Movement Analysis so that you can understand it, and aren't bored.

What Do We Need From Our Teachers by Cem Catbas

Artistic Director of the Baltimore Ballet writes about what students need from teachers.

Choreographer’s Guide to Chicago by Jonathan Meyer

Choreographer and Artistic Director of Khecari Dance shares his pointers to finding dance in Chicago.

Caught in the Net: Blogging on Dance by Stephanie Yezek

"Blogs are a part of an ever-deepening pool of ‘new media’, and dance, like the rest of the world, is quickly diving in." Local dancer and writer Stephanie Yezek investigates the local pool.

Must-read

Four Poems by Kristin W. Davis

Dandelion on the Lawn little roar against shorn green. Blemishes—to pry outby their stems, bouquets of bright defiance. No, my father taught me, you wedgethe trowel down,...

War is the Best Con Ever Designed by James Huneycutt

War is the Best Con Ever Designed War is the best con ever designeddrafted by the only shyster we can’t bribe,a contract Death drafted that...

Four Poems by Brandon Douglas

In this special edition of The Mid-Atlantic Review, we celebrate the publication of Brandon Douglas' new book, Dipped in Cerulean. Brandon is the 2023...
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