Is it dance or is it theater?

Recently, I spent about a month calling artistic directors, dancers, choreographers, and producers across the country asking them the same question: How do you define dance, theater, and dance/theater? It's no marvel that everyone I spoke to gave me a different answer. Some said art has no definition. Others said that theater is more narrative based and dance is more…

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What is the line between inspiration and appropriation?

"Many photos of Wenger show her wearing dresses made from Ankara fabric and outfits made with kente cloth. Where is the line between inspiration and cultural appropriation? Where does cultural assimilation┬áturn into caricature? Would the fact that she helped the region become an artistic hub and restored the sacred shrines be taken into account? Would it matter?" I was recently…

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A journalist’s life

What if most journalists are fiction writers who stopped dreaming too early? This question has been on my mind a lot lately, mostly because it applies to me more than I want to admit. When I was younger I wanted to write children's books and young adult fiction. I wanted to be the editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine. I wanted to…

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