In Their Own Words

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Jane Franklin on “Found”

Unlike a writer - who works alone until ‘ready’ for the editor - choreographers most frequently do not choreograph without another body, a human subject. Ideas are being observed and evaluated by your dancers, in front of your own public as it were, even as they are being created.

Jonathan Meyer on Khecari

"Our popular culture, and even our art, is increasingly spoon-feed to us...The upsetting of expectation is too often obvious, creating too immediately its own expectations.."

Daniel Singh on Dakshina

Daniel Singh writes about why he makes dances, and the kind of dance he's working to make.

Vincent Thomas on “The Grandmother Project”

Choreographer Vincent Thomas writes about the development of his new evening-length work, "The Grandmother Project."

Jane Jerardi on “Efficiency”

"How do we know what time it is, and what it feels like to be in “no time” time, body time... How come when we’re pushing hard, we think we’re getting further?"

Elam on Misnomer

Chris Elam writes about his dance company - Misnomer - and their new work: Toes of a Snail, inspired by his time in Cuba.

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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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