Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Yes, it’s exactly halfway through February, and 12.5% of the way through the year, but its also still a great day to get a New Year’s resolution up and running. So, here we are. While it took a little bit longer than anticipated to get into action this year, “Continuing the Conversation” is back. During the absence some exciting new discussions have been coming up the pipeline, and you can look forward to new articles throughout the coming year.
Our fearless podcast leaders Rebecca and Michael have taken us down memory lane with 2018’s top 5 convos, and already captured some exciting new chats to get this year started. This encapsulation of dance moments and today’s top artists has me reminiscing on the beauty and emotion that dance helps illuminate. What kind of ideas, controversy, and breakthroughs will dance have in store this year, I wonder.
I have been talking with people in the dance industry a lot about the many challenges and controversies that arose within the art form in 2018. As expected, I’ve heard many varying points of view on dance and gender roles, sexuality, harassment, tradition and modernization, and more. The intimacy of the dance community can create beautiful work and collaboration, but it can also blur the lines between professional and personal. And, while this can bring about great art, it can also raise some intense ethical questions.
It’s a lot to digest, so to help, guest contributors will be sharing their experiences through their own words right here. I have some thoughts I’ll be sharing as well. Right now, I’m finding my way back to ballet three years post-retirement, and I’ve got some things to say about it. *Relationship Spoiler: It’s complicated and it hurts.* Visit us each week to read about this, listen to the pod, and catch up on all things dance.
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