Friday, December 6, 2013

Get to know "Black Dance Magazine"

What's new on the horizon? How about a print and online magazine dedicated to the work of dancers of color?

Get to know the up-and-coming Black Dance Magazine, published in partnership with the International Association of Blacks in Dance.
Norma Porter Anthony
Norma Porter Anthony of Black Dance Magazine
Publisher/Editor Norma Porter Anthony writes:
In 2003, I began pursuing a degree in Journalism. I left the dance world, and began writing on everything from local and national education issues to business to community news.
Almost 15 years later, media coverage of the dance industry still fails to address the fact that there are viable, professional dancers of color, companies and teachers doing amazing things in the field.
I realize now that if there was a publication dedicated to “chasing the rhythms of dancers of every hue,” I probably would not have made the decision to abandon dance and pursue a “more stable” career. If I knew that there were opportunities for dancers of color, with different body types, maybe I would have made a different choice.
To subscribe or read articles online (current cover story: Hope Boykin of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), click here.

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