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Elapse: Dancing about Climate Change

February 9, 2016|Gabrielle Lamb This is the first in a series about the process of creating a new work entitled "Elapse"  Elvis Costello allegedly said that “writing about music was like dancing about architecture.”   As a choreographer, I agree. It's challenging (though rewarding) to create work aboutanything besides dance itself.  I love to see meaning emerge from movement, even if it dissolves back into abstraction within seconds.  In... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | 0 comments
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A Chance to Dance for Minority Ballerinas

The lack of female African-American dancers in ballet companies is a subject that both frustrates and galvanizes Denise Saunders Thompson, the chairwoman and executive director of theInternational Association of Blacks in Dance, an organization that’s been around for 25 years. On Sunday, in conjunction with the association’s annual conference in Denver, Ms. Thompson is holdingauditions for minority women seeking contracts with American companies — the group’s first such event. Ballet... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, January 21, 2016 | 0 comments
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Upping the Odds for Black Ballet Dancers

A common issue company directors cite when it comes to the diversity-in-ballet problem is that very few minority dancers attend their auditions. But the International Association of Blacks in Dance, which holds its annual conference in Denver this month, is looking to help solve the problem. The organization has invited directors from across the U.S. to consider dancers for company positions and training scholarships, at an audition open only to minority women on January 24. “This is a direct... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Monday, December 28, 2015 | 0 comments
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