Higher Ed

USC, NYU & NewDanceMoves

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Yesterday, University of Southern California announced the faculty roster for the new Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. We’ve known for sometime that the school had already managed a major coup when they hired legendary choreographer William Forsythe. Now, six other powerhouse dance artists have signed on either as full-time faculty or as artists-in-residence, including Patrick […]

Higher Ed

The Entrepreneurial Academic

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In her new manifesto for freelance academics, Vitae columnist Katie Rose Guest Pryal stated, In the new, corporate model of higher education, academics of all stripes, but most commonly those in contingent positions, find themselves pushed to the margins—of their departments, of their very institutions. If you’re lucky enough to have a contingent full-time position, […]

Ballet

Ballet’s Think Tank (Finally)

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As I said in my book, dance is at once a private and public act. While the “public” component of that statement may seem self-evident, most Americans don’t consider the extent to which that’s true beyond presentation/performance. Few move into deeper considerations of the inherent importance of concert dance in the history of western culture—that’s […]