Technique

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The Art of Not Making: The New Artist/Artisan Relationship a review by Kate Kretz

Not long ago, saying that an artist had a production line in their studio was considered an insult. Now a production line is a proud way of life for some artists, and the new book by Michael Petry explores.

Prudence Bonds on Being Self-Taught

DC Artist Prudence Bonds discusses the good and bad of being a self taught artist.

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.

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.

Safety Release Technique by Camerin Allgood McKinnon

Camerin Allgood McKinnon explains some of the roots and process of the modern dance technique "Safety Release".

David Koteen on Caught Falling

David Koteen writes about the 10 year process of creating the book Caught Falling, including excerpts from the book documenting the development of the dance form Contact Improvisation.

The Magnetic Fields

"I'm an aspiring storyteller, I guess. But I've realized more and more that you don't have to have very many ingredients to imply that there's a story, without actually telling it."

State of the Art: Middle Eastern Dance by Lori Clark

"Middle Eastern dance schools play upon harem-mother-goddess fantasies of adult students. One has to give credit for business savvy, but what is being sacrificed in terms of art and ethics? In a bid to take over the local market, unskilled student dancers have been sent out on behalf of the studio to perform for fees that are either shockingly below the going rate or, which is worse, free."

The Dance of Isadora Duncan by Valerie Durham

Valerie Durham describes essential aspects of the Isador Duncan technique, including historical concerns relating to the study of the technique.

Must-read

Two Poems by Allen Ebert

Happy Birthday, Old Man! Every birthday I weigh less. I’m down to the last hole on my belt. There’s more hair in the clothes dryer, than...

Three Poems by Michael Gushue

Turning ElegyLeaving is all we have.It’s your not being here speaking.Leaving the door ajar, the tableswept—turning into something less than comfort. What did you...

Two Poems by Jim Smith

Eating the Sun At the Alburgh VT eclipse festival, children sit at a picnic table drawing the sun with black crayons. A dragonfly brushes my...
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