March 2002

03-2002In The Vernacular

Acclaimed choreographer Danny Buraczeski's unique jazz style is rooted in natural movement.

Emotion in Motion

Choreographer and teacher Robert Sund talks to DT about expressing emotion through movement.

Wholly Moses!

Choreographer Robert Moses' teaching technique draws out the best in each dancer.

Thoroughly Affable Ashford

Broadway dancemaker Robert Ashford on the joys of collaboration in the creative process.

The Moving World

How to incorporate and reinforce reading and writing skills in the dancemaking process.

It's Your Move

Protect your choreography and yourself with contracts and copyrighting.

Stepping Around Employee Turnover

How to minimize costs when teachers pack their bags.

A Question of Trust

learn how to boost your business by developing a positive professional image.

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It can be tricky to get away for a conference, whether due to travel budget concerns or finding a substitute to cover your absence. One silver lining of the pandemic is that five conferences are now available online, no travel necessary. You'll find sessions to address your concerns no matter what your role in the dance community—whether you're on the business side, interested in curriculum development, need continuing ed certification, or a performer who wants to teach. Why not gather colleagues from your studio or school for an educational watch party to inspire you as you launch into the new school year?

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Talar compression syndrome means there is some impingement happening in the posterior portion of the ankle joint. Other medical personnel might call your problem os trigonum syndrome or posterior ankle impingement syndrome or posterior tibiotalar compression syndrome. No matter what they name it—it means you are having trouble moving your ankle through pointing and flexing.

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The International Association of Blacks in Dance is digitizing recordings of significant, at-risk dance works, master classes, panels and more by Black dancers and choreographers from 1988 to 2010. The project is the result of a $50,000 Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

"This really is a long time coming," says IABD president and CEO Denise Saunders Thompson of what IABD is calling the Preserving the Legacy and History of Black Dance in America program. "And it's really just the beginning stages of pulling together the many, many contributions of Black dance artists who are a part of the IABD network." Thompson says IABD is already working to secure funding to digitize even more work.

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