Are artists still starving? NEA report releases artists’ employment numbers

Are artists still starving? NEA report releases artists’ employment numbers

Norma Porter

Washington, DC – The stereotype of the starving artist, usually a dancer, singer or actor, who holds several day jobs in order to pursue an artistic endeavor, may not be completely fiction. According to new research released by The National …

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Spelman College Hosts Panel on the Black Female Body in Dance

Spelman College Hosts Panel on the Black Female Body in Dance

Norma Porter

Atlanta, Ga. – If you can’t make it to The Department of Drama and Dance at Spelman College is hosting The Misrepresentations of the Black Female Body in Dance Performance panel discussion on Monday, March 31, at 6 p.m., in the Museum …

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Conference teaches artists how to better market, manage arts organization

Conference teaches artists how to better market, manage arts organization

Norma Porter

Interested in learning how to take your arts organization to the next level? Arts Reach, the Association of Arts Management, Marketing & Development Professionals, is hosting its National Arts Marketing, Development & Ticketing Conference Thurs., March 20 – Sat., March …

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Editor’s Movement: What a difference a year makes!

Editor’s Movement: What a difference a year makes!

Norma Porter

  It’s been a year since Terrell Allen, Chief Operating Officer of Black Dance Magazine, and I loaded up my PT Cruiser with a receipt book, business cards, banner and a box of our very first issue of Black Dance …

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An excerpt from “Building Bridges for Ballet’s Future”

An excerpt from “Building Bridges for Ballet’s Future”

April Berry

Editor’s Note: Read and comment on the full version of April Berry’s article on Dance/USA’s e-journal, FROM THE GREEN ROOM. Creating outreach programs for ballet organizations What does it take to create a great community outreach dance program at a …

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An Excerpt from “A Terminology of Difference: Making the Case for Black Dance in the 21st Century and Beyond”

An Excerpt from “A Terminology of Difference: Making the Case for Black Dance in the 21st Century and Beyond”

Dr. Takiyah Nur Amin

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Journal of Pan African Studies vol.4, no.6, September 2011 edition. Debates over the meaning, relevance and value of using Black Dance as both a descriptive term and artistic category have persisted within …

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Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Soup

Terrell Allen

Ingredients -6 medium tomatoes -1 medium onion -1 garlic knot -1 Jalapeño pepper -3 red peppers -3 yellow peppers -2 carrots -2 stalks of celery -1 ½ tablespoons Chili Powder -Salt -Pepper -1 cup of coconut milk -2/3 cup of …

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Funding needed to help preserve Katherine Dunham’s legacy

Funding needed to help preserve Katherine Dunham’s legacy

Saroya Corbett

One of our greatest examples of the dancer/scholar model is Katherine Dunham and her contributions are deeply engrained into the fields of Diasporan dance and Diasporan dance scholarship. Yet to ensure the continuation of her great work and legacy, there …

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Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies Salutes Beyonce in Viral Video

Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies Salutes Beyonce in Viral Video

Norma Porter

With so much momentum around Beyonce’s visual album, and the success of Chloe’s Syncopated Ladies BEYONCE TAP SALUTE video, Black Dance Magazine Publisher/Editor Norma Porter Anthony sat down to talk exclusively with master tap teacher, dancer and choreographer Chloe Arnold. BDM: …

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Black dance artists gather at NYU for Dancing While Black

Black dance artists gather at NYU for Dancing While Black

Norma Porter

Paloma McGregor, artist in residence at New York University’s Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics and former member of Urban Bush Women, hosted an evening event of participatory story circles about Dancing While Black on Thursday, December 5 in the Performance …

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