Tuesday, March 3, 2015

What's to become of American dance? Sarah Anne Austin's analysis

A New York Observer article about Gibney Dance closes with its founder, Gina Gibney, asking a community forum, “How are we going to build a new audience?” She continued, “It’s not enough to say what artists need in a performance venue — you also have to ask what audiences need.” 

No one had an answer to her question, because no one was educated on it before. Dance in higher education is about your body, about your work, about your thoughts about the field, not figuring out how to get other people to see what you make.
--Sarah Anne Austin
Read more in:

Is American Modern Dance a Pyramid Scheme?
by Sarah Anne Austin, Dance/USA From The Green Room, March 2, 2015

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