the end of 2019

Read some great books this year. The ones below are some of my favorites that I got to cross paths with, and if there’s a star next to it… I recommend getting your own copy and settling in as soon as possible. It took me years and years to get around to...

d. Sabela grimes program note

One of my charges as Director of the Dance Presenting Series is to support the curricular work of the Dance Department; what our students are learning in the studios upstairs can be reinforced, stretched, and expanded by what they see in our theater.  I can think of...

Emily Johnson / Catalyst program note

The Dance Center last presented Emily Johnson in 2010, with her work The Thank-You Bar, and we are honored to work with many partners in tonight’s production of Then A Cunning Voice and a Night We Spend Gazing At Stars. This art feels necessary; it feels like we are...

Urban Bush Women program note

Hair & Other Stories uses hair as a lens for a number of investigations, such as how does our hair influence how we walk through life? The company’s work quickly brings me to another question: how can we have an honest-to-god conversation about race in this...

Ananya Dance Theatre program note

A dance company can create dance performances, of course. But it can also do other kinds of things. A dance company can create a space for advancing social justice. A dance company can foster transformative relationships. A dance company can craft a space for...

Spectrum / Donald Byrd program note

The work that you’ll see tonight, Rambunctious Iteration #3 – The Immigrants, is the third part of a series called Rambunctious: A Festival of Music and Dance.  The first iteration premiered in 2014 and used string quartets by American composers.  The second work...

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