Back in June of last year, I became curious about how the limitations COVID placed on dance might result in new and innovative art. On our blog, I asked a question about the potential value of these limitations: “In 2020, where will dance take us?” It was early yet to know. Not only was I … Continue reading Dance in 2021: Where Will It Take Us?
As we continue reckoning with the impact that COVID-19 will have on dance performance in the coming months, last month’s announcements from Joffrey Ballet and New York City Ballet that they are canceling the rest of their 2020 performances rocked the ballet world. These cancellations include not only their fall seasons, but also the usually-inescapable … Continue reading It’s Time to Stop Offering Dance Online for Free
In the dance world, just like in any other industry, there are two kinds of friendships that you are bound to make: Those of convenience, where no one’s feelings are hurt if you stop texting each other when your paths diverge. And those that hang on. These are the kind of friends you joke about … Continue reading Co-Founder Spotlight: An Ode to Rachel
I spoke last week about how Digital Dance Project believes that we can leverage technology to make dance more sustainable. The truth is, technology can help us do more than that: technology can help dance travel to new places. In times of crisis and rebirth, dance can speak to complex emotions that are difficult to … Continue reading Dance in 2020: Where Will It Take Us?
At Digital Dance Project, we believe that innovation is critical to the evolution of Western concert dance. As an art form, concert dance–any dance performed for an audience, including ballet, modern dance, and musical theatre–has always been on the move. Each generation of artists brings their own sensibilities and innovations to their discipline, and our … Continue reading Going Digital: The Next Innovation in Dance