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?
This is a strange time to be an artist. Many of us have spent a lifetime developing the skills to create and learn art in a certain way and are suddenly finding ourselves unable to use those skills. It is natural to lament the loss of large studio spaces and dancing in groups. Fortunately, modern … Continue reading Vinnie’s Tips for Creating Online Dance Works
Rachel Seeholzer here. With so many regulations, laws, curfews, and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, it still seems either impossible or too dangerous to step outside one’s own house—much less get on a plane and fly across state lines. For me, there seemed to be no other way to achieve what I wanted at this … Continue reading Across State Lines
Last weekend, Digital Dance Project held our first screening in partnership with eMotion Arts. Dreamer was a unique, multimedia program designed to promote allyship and amplify artists from the black and brown communities while raising money for anti-racism initiatives. We are thrilled to announce that we were able to raise nearly $500 to benefit Campaign … Continue reading Director’s Note: Dreamer
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
“Artists are not ok right now.” “Broadway is closed until 2021.” “Cirque is filing for bankruptcy.” “Feld laid off 90% of its workforce permanently.” “Cruise ship performers are out of work.” “Theme park performers have no idea when they will be recalled….” Above are variations on posts I’ve seen circulating on social media this week. … Continue reading Director’s Note: Resilience and Evolution in Dance
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
Hi! Marinna here, and thank you for visiting the Digital Dance Project. Digital Dance Project was created by three dancers who became friends while working together in Virginia in 2016. We have since traveled to different parts of the country to continue our careers, but our love for ballet and making cool stuff spans the … Continue reading Director’s Note
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