Articles by Lea Marshall
Taking students to a college dance fair can help them make connections and decide where to apply.
The questions seem endless for dancers applying to college. On top of worries like class size, location and … Continue reading
What do college panels want to see?
“For Freshman/Sophomore dancers auditioning for the BFA program,” reads Florida State University’s School of Dance website, “solos should be between 1–2 minutes in length. The choreography may be their … Continue reading
How three faculty members teach dance history
As trained dancers, we embody history. Every jump, contraction and tendu reveals lineage—an evolution of movement over time through culture. It also gives form to the politics and social … Continue reading
The challenges of unconventional performance venues
Imagine a group of your students surging through a sculpture garden, the sunlight glancing off their limbs. A breeze floats leaves across the grass, and the dancers roll and tumble … Continue reading
In his former role as director of the Netherlands’ international Springdance festival, Simon Dove sought choreographers who stretched the artform by representing something authentic about themselves and their worldviews. Such individualized approaches are essential, he … Continue reading