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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.

Beau Finley: What is Music

Beau Finley, electronic musician and record producer answers "What is Music?"

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.

Cindy Coldiron on Creating Cast Recycled Glass Public Art

Cindy Coldiron writes about her new public art commission, and some of the concerns specific to working with recycled glass.

Jackie Hoysted on her Solo Show: Afternoons – Where Drawing Meets Painting

Jackie Hoystead writes about what she's been thinking about as she prepares for her upcoming one solo show at the Fisher Gallery: context matters.

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.

Isadora Duncan and Vaslav Nijinsky

Last week Isadora Duncan (May 26, 1877 – September 14, 1927) would have celebrated her 138th birthday.

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