Author Archives: Lori Byargeon

Video – Bessie Schönberg: How to Look at Dance

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011 has wrapped meaning summer is sadly officially over. Not to fret for Jacob’s Pillow continues to deliver stunning dance clips and insightful interviews on their YouTube channel.  Here’s a pick for the day and be sure to subscribe to follow Jacob’s Pillow’s future video posts.

Video – Misty Copeland: A Day In The Life

Misty Copeland Video - A Day In The Life





Check out this video documenting a day in the life of Misty Copeland.

Celebrate Dance and Dancemakers

The BessiesThe Junior Committee will continue to celebrate dance and dancemakers at the 2011 New York Dance and Performance Awards a.k.a. The Bessies on Monday, October 24th at the Apollo Theater with host, Bebe Neuwirth.  The Junior Committee will have active roles in the VIP Party as well as hosting the After Party.  Save the date and look for more details coming soon.  Tickets are already on sale; better grab one now!

Ad Alert:  if you are interested in purchasing an ad in the program email  Final deadline for artwork for ad participation is October 4, 2011.

Census conversation continues…

Last spring the Dance/NYC Junior Committee took on its first major research initiative: a “Dance Workforce Census: Earnings Among Individuals, Ages 21-35.” Previous groundbreaking studies commissioned by Dance/NYC posed related questions to dance-making entities. However JComm’s initiative has given voice to individuals directly via social media and grassroots activism— to fuel a conversation.

State of NYC Nonprofit Dance Town Hall MeetingAnd last night the conversation continued… Dance/NYC held the State of NYC Nonprofit Dance Town Hall Meeting at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, Buttenwieser Hall.  Cultural researcher, Catherine Lanier, delivered preliminary findings on the State of NYC Nonprofit Dance to a packed house.

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New Year, New Members, New Attitude

Dance/NYC’s Junior Committee welcomed new members to the team over the summer, and didn’t waste any time preparing for a year filled with exciting projects.  Maintaining a focus on advocacy we have several projects in the pipeline geared to sharing the Junior Committee model to other areas of the country, as well as leading a group of participants to Albany for Arts Advocacy Day.  Continuing our research in the field, we are investing our time and energy towards a second phase of Census work to analyze the collected data for release.
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