Suggester Summer Reads

Summer is a great time for research, perhaps to start thinking about new projects or because, with a bit more time on our hands, we just can. Please find below links to 6 articles selected from our recent tweets to get you thinking:

Knowing Not Knowing: Improvised Choreography in Contemporary Dance

by George Stamos | The Dance Current

“I have found that engaging performance is more about the artists on stage knowing what they are doing in great detail, and less about whether or not it is completely choreographed or improvised.”

Sexism in dance: where are all the female choreographers?

by Luke Jennings | The Observer

“Darling, I’d love to have you as a choreographer but you know you’re a girl.”

Choreographer Liz Lerman on the ups and downs of aging

by Laura Hambleton | The Washington Post

“I know the joke is dancers are dumb, but actually dancers are super smart because we work our brains really differently.”

The Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada

By Inga Petri | Canadian Arts Presenting Association

“The idea of participation challenges the consumerist relationship to culture”

Reasons Not to Stretch

by Gretchen Reynolds | The New York Times

“…warm-up dynamically, by moving the muscles that will be called upon in your workout.”

Ten Suggestions: Peggy Baker, Mark Morris, and Mikhail Baryshnikov

by Peggy Baker | Peggy Baker Dance Projects blog

“I realized that I had been in the habit of comparing myself to other dancers rather than thinking of myself purely in relation to the choreography.”