Photo Credit: Phil Wayes

Friday, July 11, 2008

A Mile Deep and a Foot Wide

I know I am not the only dancer who routinely spreads themselves way, way too thin (although I certainly do it the least gracefully). Many dancers are overachievers, perfectionists, and highly adverse to monotony and/or mediocrity. Not only do we do A LOT, but we have to do it all REALLY WELL if not the best. You'd think that I/we should by now have learned that that's very difficult (if not impossible) to accomplish. But no. This is my lesson for the day.

And you, my faithful readers, deserve a better post than this. Allow me to direct you to some dance blogs that aren't written by spazbaskets approaching critical mass:
A Dancer's Guide: How to Decide on a College Program - Invaluable advice for any dancer considering further dance education. Even better, it's written by a fellow Houston dancer!
Scandal: Plagiarism - There are some lazy, unscrupulous people who call themselves "choreographers." NY teacher and choreographer Matthew Neff shares his experience of an encounter with such a person.
Summer Intensive from the Inside
- An administrative associate at Houston Ballet's Ben Stevenson Academy shares the view from the office at one of the USA's top summer programs. It's an interesting perspective, especially after you've seen many, many summer dance intensives from only the "student" perspective.
Stefanie Wilder-Taylor's
open letter and subsequent response that comprise her two most recent posts. This has nothing to do with dance in the slightest, but SW-T is brilliant and hilarious and should be read by everyone.

Read those until I go back to being interesting. It will be soon, I hope.

4 comments:

lucius said...

Sister needs to chillax.

pinkpirate said...

what did I tell you?
- lt

DJ SAXOPHONE PLAYING GEOFF said...

WHUT HAPPENED? SWEET GEE ZEUS I GOT A CALL FROM R. DOG ABOUT ALL THE SHIT JAPPENING DOWN IN MARY LOUISE BUTTERFLY LAND HOLY LIVING F**K?

danceadvantage said...

Thanks for the nod!