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Articles By: Chrysta Brown

Meet Swarthmore college’s Newest Dance Professor, Gregory King

Meet Swarthmore college’s Newest Dance Professor, Gregory King

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal We’re at a restaurant in center city on the first day of summer. The warm temperatures feel foreign after the cold’s overstayed welcome, but the seasons are finally shifting, and a noticeable change has found […]

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Secondary Colors Photo Credit: Matthew J. Wright

Loren Groenendaal’s Color FULL

Think of your favorite color. Imagine it sitting right next to you on your desk. How does it look? Is there a definite shape, or are its edges fluid and boundless? What sounds does it make? How does it taste? […]

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Dancers: Javier Antar & Kara Wenham
Photo by Gotham Fotografia

A Holiday for Dancing: The Philadelphia International Tango Festival

Dancers: Javier Antar & Kara Wenham Photo by Gotham Fotografia by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal Have you made plans for Memorial Day yet?  Maybe you’re thinking of a day trip to the shore, a backyard barbecue, or just […]

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Lala Aisha Jones - To The Earth

Seeing As a Way of Saving: The Importance of Visibility

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal Earlier in the month Lela Aisha Jones suggested that the success of art requires funding and visibility.   I do not think that a work requires an audience to be considered art, but I would […]

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Photo Credit: David Barrow Wiley

Searching for Philadelphia’s Black Female Choreographers: A Conversation with Lela Aisha Jones

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal Lela Aisha Jones has been dancing up and down the east coast since her first dance class in Tallahassee, Florida.   Her dance journey has taken her through some of the nation’s top […]

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Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild

Integrating Philadelphia’s Dance Community: A Conversation With Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild

Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild has lived on both sides of the stage as a professional dancer and a dance critic.  When dance historian, author, scholar, and professor are added to her experiences in the dance industry, it is reasonable to say […]

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Photo Credit: Erin Keough Photography

Resources to Reach More Audiences – A Conversation with Lauren Putty-White

by Chyrysta Brown for The Dance Journal In 1964, the United States government passed legislation that banned discrimination.  It does not take a history lesson or a sociological study to recognize that enforcing a law occurs more readily than an […]

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Reflections on Why Dancers Should Take Dance Class

Reflections on Why Dancers Should Take Dance Class

by Chrysta Brown for The Dance Journal Because I can always find something “important” to do when I’ve got a deadline breathing over my shoulder, it can be no surprise that though I intended to do work, color-coding my calendar […]

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