April 29 is International Dance Day, as established in 1982 by the dance committee of the International Theatre Institute. This day was chosen because it marks the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre, an 18th century dancer/choreographer who gave ballet its narrative structure and helped shape the concert dance we know today. This year, he turns 286.
Celebrate dance and celebrate Jean-Georges by checking out the new edition of the DCA News, a special double issue stuffed with thoughtful articles, insightful reflections and profiles/interviews with veteran and up-and-coming writers.
Among the highlights:
– Get to know George Jackson, one of Washington, D.C.’s longest working dance writers
– Meet Marina Harss, award-winning translator, editor and critic-to-watch
– Read about the illustrious career of legendary critic/historian David Vaughn
PLUS: Janet Light looks at the history of DCA conferences; 2012 Gary Parks scholarship recipients Mariko Nagashima and Emmaly Wiederholt share their conference experiences; Suzanne Carbonneau honors Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic Alan “Mike” Kriegsman who passed away last fall; and much, much more.
Members can access the latest edition of DCA News here (scroll down to the bottom).
The DCA News was edited by Mindy Aloff and designed by Sean Doyle.