Madeline Leavitt, Artistic Director of Voices Carry, Inc. is seeking a choreographer for a project to be performed in Los Angeles, CA in 2016.
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By Lisa TraigerDance Magazine The recession in 2008–09 took a major toll on U.S. dance companies of all sizes, genres and geographic locations. Some shortened their programming and cut staff members. Many had to downsize their troupes.
What happens when the executive leaders of more than 20 major dance companies meet in the same room? You get a snapshot of the top business concerns of today's leading troupes. Dance/USA recently hosted just such a gathering in London, with representatives from major US institutions like American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and San Francisco Ballet, as well as European heavyweights including the Paris Opéra Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater and The Royal Ballet.
The guiding principle of "Art Works" is at the center of everything we do at the NEA. "Art Works" refers to three things: the works of art themselves, the ways art works on audiences, and the fact that art is work for the artists and arts professionals who make up the field. Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration.
After two years of debate and discussion by artists and art teachers, school principals and administrators and public policy gurus, Tom Torlakson, California Superintendent of Education, released California's "Blueprint for Creative Schools."