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2012 DCA Annual Conference, 2012-06-23
Additional title: 21st Century Dance Writing: Multimedia, Multiarts, Multitasking
Sandström, Phil (Speaker)
McCormick, Brian James (Speaker)
Harss, Marina (Speaker)
Zimmer, Elizabeth (Speaker)
Hildebrand, Karen (Speaker)
Horwitz, Andy (Speaker)
Goldner, Nancy (Speaker)
Schoeneman, Alyssa (Speaker)
Kirschner, Marc (Speaker)
Angelov, Vladimir (Speaker)
Edwards, Jennifer (Speaker)
Wenzel, Ryan (Speaker)
Traiger, Lisa (Speaker)
Jeune, Vitolio (Speaker)
Lydon, Kate (American architect and designer, contemporary) (Speaker)
Plank, Tonya (Speaker)
Sklute, Adam (Speaker)
Dance Critics Association (U.S.) (Presenter)

Dance Critics Association Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 2012-06-23
Table of Contents
Reel 1. The economics of a dance writer's career (ca. 82 min.) / moderator: Philip W. Sandström (lighting designer, dance critic) ; panel: Brian James McCormick (Gay City News, New School for Public Engagement), Marina Harss (The New Yorker, The Faster Times, DanceTab), Elizabeth Zimmer (critic, author, educator), Karen Hildebrand (Dance Media), Andrew Horwitz (also known as Andy; Culturebot, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council). Topics discussed include difficulties of earning a living as a dance writer only, the importance of criticism in the dance world, and the change in assignment legnths (print versus online). |||| Reel 2. Senior critics award lecture by Nancy Goldner (ca. 68 min.) Goldner discusses her career, especially her concentration on the career of George Balancine. She also recounts an anecdote of trying to come up with a unique angle for the annual Nutcracker article and discussing the work from the perspective of the Christmas tree. |||| Reel 3. Digital dance and the 21st century dance writer (ca. 86 min.) / moderator: Alyssa Schoeneman (artist, critic, blogger -- Dance in Real Life) ; panel: Marc Kirschner (Tendu TV), Vladimir Angelov (choreographer), Jennifer Edwards (writer, blogger, stress management consultant), Ryan Wenzel (Bodies Never Lie, The Brooklyn Rail, Henry Street Settlement). Topics discussed include the role of social media in distribution of work, importance of analytics, using media alongside written works, the merits and shortcomings of watching dance on video/film, and curated sites versus personal blogs as avenues for the modern dance critic. |||| Reel 4. So you think you can ignore dance on TV? (ca. 87 min.) / moderator: Lisa Traiger (The Washington Post, From The Green Room, Washington Jewish Week) ; panel: Vitolio Jeune (Garth Fagan Dance, former finalist "So You Think You Can Dance"), Kate Lydon (Dance Media), Tonya Plank (blogger - Swan Lake Samba Girl), Adam Sklute (Ballet West). Panelists discuss their involvement in various dance reality programs and how their careers and career aspirations were effected by their involvement, the factors leading to Ballet West's involvement in the BBC-produced reality program Breaking Pointe, relationship between dance publications and dance television shows (both documentary-style and scripted programs). Excerpts of Breaking Pointe and the dance reality webseries Dance 212 are screened and discussed.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDVD 5-7230
Balanchine, George
Nutcracker (Choreographic work : Balanchine, after Ivanov)
So you think you can dance (Television program)
Ballet West (U.S.)
Newspaper publishing
Scholarly publishing
Reality television programs
Dance in motion pictures, television, etc.
Television programs
Electronic publishing
Dance criticism
Dance critics
Artists and community
Dance Critics Association (U.S.), Conference, (2012 :) : New York, N.Y
Breaking pointe (Television program)
Panel discussions
Statement of responsibility: presented by The Dance Critics Association.
Creation/production credits: The recording of this work was made possible by the cooperation of Dance Critics Association, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image, Jerome Robbins Dance Division, and The New York Public Library.
Venue: Recorded 23 June 2012 The Joan Weill Center for Dance, New York City.
Funding: This program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Funding: The assistance of the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts is gratefully acknowledged.
Funding: The Dance Division gratefully acknowledges the assistance of The Jerome Robbins Foundation.
Physical Description
Born digital
Extent: 18 video files (323 min.) ; sound, color
Selected sessions from day two of the 2012 Dance Critics Association's annual conference. Most of the cassettes begin with announcements by conference organizers. All of the sessions conclude with question-and-answer periods.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19898285
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4c5625e0-f875-0130-a584-3c075448cc4b
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2012 DCA Annual Conference, 2012-06-23