THE BACKGROUND DANCER

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Final recognition of Ukraine's cultural independence.  Russia has always been trying to destroy the Ukrainian nation, language, culture and art. And has been trying to appropriate Ukrainian history. I want to discuss why Ukrainians never wante…

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When I was researching dance programs across tertiary level institutions around the world, I noticed how dance is affiliated with such a variety of faculty structures. For instance, some programs are established under physical education, while other…

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Given that dance is an abstract art, I am always curious about how communication takes place within both the choreography process and choreography staging. Such communication could be further investigated in two different relationships - between cho…

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What does it take to dive into the world and career of an art manager? While it doesn't differ to much from project management, art management does come with its own specifics that differ from the corporate. Become a producer, curator, programmer, a…

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Some might wonder, how is it possible for artists to tackle multiple sectors simultaneously given that almost every category requires a high demand of expertise itself? That’s true, but never forget that the performing arts is also highly coll…

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Sept. 27, 2021

Who do I D.A.N.C.E. for?

As part of the performing arts industry, I couldn’t agree more with the five qualities that Jason had laid out, that everyone should D.A.N.C.E if we want to be active contributors of this industry. Apart from these acronyms, there was another …

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Among the four principles posited by Jason on this episode, I would like to zoom in on the Education aspect, as this acts as one of the most important background components on a personal level for anyone, especially before entering the professional …

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Often times when meeting new people, we are asked the question: “What’s your background?”  For the sake of immediate introduction, people would tend to reply in a much diluted and streamlined fashion, sometimes even rendering …

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