Choreographer Hanna Brictson was asked to choreograph a World Premiere – a challenge under usual circumstances, made that much more difficult by COVID-19. We sent Hanna some questions about how she crafted this new work, and the answers were educational–but perhaps even more importantly–hopeful.
Quarantine also gifted me the gentle but vital reminder that I make art because of the magic I feel in the process of making it. If other’s can eventually feel joy from something I’ve made then that is a wonderful repercussion, but for me the true joy of making a thing comes from the feeling of an idea cautiously loitering around the front steps of the imagination, then the spark that ignites as you ask it to come to life through you.
I so glad to be able to let you know about a just-launched charity effort to benefit the dance community, specifically dance studios – The Love of Dance Challenge. ?As we all know, the COVID-19 crisis has devastated the dance community, especially studios — which are the foundation of our training, and create a springboard […]
Re-framing can seem like a magic trick, but it can be used in as many ways as you can think of. Use it as much as possible, and learn to re-frame the way you talk to yourself…
Research shows that dancers can train more effectively by supplementing their technical training with fitness conditioning. Aerobic conditioning enhances stamina and endurance improving your ability to dance at moderate intensities for longer periods of time without experiencing early fatigue. Interval, circuit-type conditioning enhancing your ability to work at high intensities, and this sort of training more closely mimics the work-to-rest ratios and intensities seen in dance.