Teaching

Making a Safe Space for Dance

May 31, 2013 by

K–12 teachers go to the mat for proper floors.
Teaching dance in a K–12 setting often means holding classes in hallways or cafeterias, sharing space with other student groups or dealing with ceilings that are too … Continue reading

Smart Spotting

May 31, 2013 by

Protect yourself in acro class.
Early in her teaching career, Joanne Chapman struggled with regular neck pain and couldn’t figure out what was causing it. “I went to the chiropractor and he said, ‘You … Continue reading

Lester Horton

May 31, 2013 by

The social conscience of the modern dance world
One of the first choreographers to have a racially integrated dance company, Lester Horton (1906–1953) developed a series of movement exercises that have now been codified as the … Continue reading

Music for Class: Zoe Scofield

May 31, 2013 by

Music for modern and contemporary choreography
After training at Walnut Hill School for the Arts and working with several modern dance choreographers, Zoe Scofield called it quits. “I had so much Balanchine training in my body, … Continue reading

Technology: QLab

May 31, 2013 by

QLab
Show control software
Requires Mac OS X
Figure53.com/qlab
Manning a sound booth during performances takes patience and the ability to multitask. QLab, software that helps create, edit and sync music cues, streamlines tasks during a show, as well … Continue reading

Eye on Dance

May 31, 2013 by

EYE ON DANCE
Arts Resources in Collaboration, Inc.
eyeondance.org
Imagine listening in on a conversation between choreographer Erick Hawkins and mask-maker Ralph Lee as they discuss their collaborative process for costume design; or watching Edward Villella reveal his … Continue reading