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Can community-supported art generate new possibilities in the dance field? | Dance Informa Magazine

Can community-supported art generate new possibilities in the dance field? | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
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"Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has grown like gangbusters throughout the country. People want to support local efforts and businesses and are adopting this sort of local and direct buyer mentality—it instills a sense of ownership and pride in their local establishments. So, why can’t this model work for community artists as well?" 

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Interview: In New Delhi, a Transplanted Trinidadian Pursues His Kathak Dream

Interview: In New Delhi, a Transplanted Trinidadian Pursues His Kathak Dream | World Dance News | Scoop.it
A transplanted Trinidadian returns to India, the land of his great-grandmother, to pursue his passion for a traditional dance form.
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ABT soloist branches out to start own company | Dance Informa Magazine

ABT soloist branches out to start own company | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
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"For some dancers that first claim to fame is enough to satisfy. Just making it into the rankings of one of the world’s most prestigious companies is enough to feel accomplished and fulfilled, no matter the position. Yet, for others that feeling doesn’t last and the unquenchable desire for something more creeps back in."

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Social Media and Your Dance Career | Dance Informa Magazine

Social Media and Your Dance Career | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Nowadays, there are so many ways to stay connected. Social media is a driving force in this realm of digital correspondence, opening up an array of interesting opportunities to the dance industry. But with so many options orbiting out in cyberspace, how do we decipher the best way to wield this powerful tool so that’s it’s the most beneficial for a dance career?"

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The xx downsize for tiny concerts

The xx downsize for tiny concerts | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Mercury Prize-winning band The xx talk about going from Glastonbury to playing gigs for just 60 people at a time at a mystery venue in Manchester.
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Latvian Song and dance festival - Baltic Times

Latvian Song and dance festival - Baltic Times | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Latvian Song and dance festival
Baltic Times
Taking into account today's globally versatile culture as a whole, the song and dance celebration tradition in Latvia is a sign of national originality and a symbol of identity.
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American Dance Festival -

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ADF's 80th Season is kicking off! Check it out!

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Movement One – Must See Dance Film | Dance Informa Magazine

Movement One – Must See Dance Film | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Now available for download and DVD purchase, Movement One is a new, exciting dance documentary that follows producer and composer Jon Arpino and Emmy-nominated choreographer Teddy Forance as they create an original dance production for film." READ ON...

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Making the Most of Your Summer Intensive | Dance Informa Magazine

Making the Most of Your Summer Intensive | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"With the school year now over, it’s almost time for summer dance programs. Are you ready for your summer intensive? Dance Informa spoke with leading workshop instructors to help you get the most out of this year’s event. Get ready for an enjoyable, memorable and rewarding dance experience!" READ ON...

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Sizzling Salsa in South America | Dance Informa Magazine

Sizzling Salsa in South America | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
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Salsa dance in Colombia is off the hook!

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Top 10 Books for the Dance Teacher’s Library | Dance Informa Magazine

Top 10 Books for the Dance Teacher’s Library | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
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Looking for dance books? Check out this list!

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From the Ballet Barre to Real Food Barre: Two Dancers’ Entrepreneurial Success | Dance Informa Magazine

From the Ballet Barre to Real Food Barre: Two Dancers’ Entrepreneurial Success | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Meet Julia Erickson and Aaron Ingley. Both have illustrious careers with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT), though Aaron no longer performs with the company. In 2010 they used their business know-how and gumption, gained from the University of Pittsburgh, to start their own venture. From a grassroots at-home project to a nationally sold product, Erickson and Ingley are making leaps and bounds in both the dance and business worlds." Read on...

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Denver Center Theatre Company – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Denver Center Theatre Company – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas | World Dance News | Scoop.it

"There was no snow on the ground outside, but there was plenty of white inside the Denver Center’s Temple Buell Theater on a post-Thanksgiving Sunday afternoon as the Denver Center Theatre Company, the Mile High City’s resident professional theater troupe, presented Irving Berlin’s White Christmas."

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Injury Prevention 101: 5 Healthful Fundamentals | Dance Informa Magazine

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"We often think of using food as fuel: ingest it, burn it, use it for energy. However, food and beverages are what our bodies use for every function, from muscle contraction to nerve impulse to new cell formation! Many foods, especially natural and minimally processed foods, provide us with many nutrients that our bodies use in a myriad of ways. For example, the mineral calcium is well known for being a hugely important part of bone health by helping us build and maintain bone density. But, did you know that calcium is also critical for creating an electric impulse that travels down a nerve, or for allowing a muscle to relax after contracting? Our bodies host a complex orchestration that allows us to function under conditions ranging from maximal exertion to complete rest." Read on...

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Can diet calm stage nerves? | Dance Informa Magazine

Can diet calm stage nerves? | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Being nervous is a natural part of day-to-day life for a dancer. Maybe there is a big audition, a run of shows or even a new choreographer in the studio. There are healthy ways to deal with nerves and food choices can play an important role."

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Doug Singleton's comment, July 13, 2013 3:07 PM
http://www2.danceusa.org/Uploads/Dancer_Health/Nutrition2011.pdf
Doug Singleton's comment, July 13, 2013 3:08 PM
Another source for great nutrition information
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's comment, July 20, 2013 11:16 AM
Thanks, Doug!
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Terra Firma Dance Theatre settles down and heats up in New York City | Dance Informa Magazine

Terra Firma Dance Theatre settles down and heats up in New York City | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"How does where an artist is affect what he creates? While location isn’t everything to dance impresario Stuart Loungway, the connection between geography and artistry is playing a pivotal role in the development of his burgeoning company, Terra Firma Dance Theatre. Originally incorporated in Highland Park, New Jersey over a decade ago, the small non-profit will make definitive moves into Manhattan this fall, a transition that Loungway views as essential to the organization’s vitality."

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Top Ten Dance Universities | The Classroom | Synonym on Synonym<

Top Ten Dance Universities | The Classroom | Synonym on Synonym< | World Dance News | Scoop.it
The nation's dozens of excellent university dance programs make it difficult for dancers and educators to select the top 10. To find the right program for you, consider factors like what kind of ...
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

i can't help but wonder about the diversity present at these institutions...hmmm...

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Asian Americans Break Stereotypes Through Urban Dance - Voice of America

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Asian Americans Break Stereotypes Through Urban Dance
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In college, in the early 1990s, Calvario incorporated this uniquely American dance form into a Philippine culture show. He formed the dance company Kaba Modern and started a ...
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Technology's New Fields of Dreams in Dance - The Arts Desk

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Technology's New Fields of Dreams in Dance The Arts Desk As a result, we'd better get used to the fact that creative artists in the dance world are seizing on technology to make new ways of telling their stories, new ways of looking at dance and...
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Parkinson’s Project thriving after first five years | Dance Informa Magazine

Parkinson’s Project thriving after first five years | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Renowned year-round contemporary dance company Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, now in its 35th season, can constantly be seen touring both nationally and internationally. Yet, in the past few years, the company’s local dance studio, Lou Conte Dance Studio, has begun to garner similar national attention for its phenomenal public dance programs."

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Defining and Teaching Modern Dance from a Historical Perspective | Dance Informa Magazine

Defining and Teaching Modern Dance from a Historical Perspective | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Teachers, think of the last time someone asked you, “What is modern dance?” Your answer probably didn’t come easy, because most people – even those who teach it – can’t accurately define this ever-changing art form. Once, I overheard an audience member explain to her companion at a mixed-repertory dance concert: “When their feet are pointed, it’s ballet. When they’re flexed, it’s modern.” If only the distinction were that simple."

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Full Radius Dance in Concert | Dance Informa Magazine

Full Radius Dance in Concert | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Full Radius Dance is a physically integrated modern dance company."

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Defining Contemporary Dance in America Part II: Spectrum Dance Theater | Dance Informa Magazine

Defining Contemporary Dance in America Part II: Spectrum Dance Theater | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

“Emphatic, full-bodied, theatrically dynamic, virtuosic,” these are just a few of the words used by Artistic Director, Donald Byrd, to define the style of dance currently offered by Seattle’s Spectrum Dance Theater..." Read on...

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From Pirouettes to Vinyls: Former Ballerina Anne-Tyler Harshbarger Spins into the International DJ Scene | Dance Informa Magazine

From Pirouettes to Vinyls: Former Ballerina Anne-Tyler Harshbarger Spins into the International DJ Scene | Dance Informa Magazine | World Dance News | Scoop.it
Takiyah N. Amin, PhD's insight:

"Ever since she was a little girl and saw her older sister in dance class, Anne-Tyler Harshbarger wanted to be a ballerina. She went on to achieve this dream through illustrious careers with Houston Ballet and Atlanta Ballet, performing a wide range of classical and contemporary repertoire. But, Harshbarger couldn’t be defined solely by her balletic aspirations. There was a different, creative energy brewing in her, which would eventually evolve into Harshbarger’s diva of the nightclub alter ego, DJ Anne-Tyler. Now, the former ballerina is making a name for herself in the Los Angeles and international DJ scene." Read on...

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To BFA or BA… That is the Question

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It’s a familiar scenario for dancers and their families. A high school junior has her sights set on college, but she feels pressured to choose between what her parents might lovingly call “a useful degree” and pursuing the life of a dancer. She is talented, has spent countless hours in the studio developing her technique, and yet she knows the job market is tougher than ever and a degree in dance might not lead to lucrative employment. If she isn’t accepted (or doesn’t want to go) to a highly selective conservatory like Juilliard, she might assume her high school diploma will have to mark the end of her dance training."

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