Latest Posts from the DCA Blog
Invitation to join the DCA conference planning committee for the next conference
Fri, 09 Feb 2018 23:43:01 +0000
Colleagues: To facilitate the association’s next national conference we will be hosting an open call for critics and scholars to discuss potential foci and partnerships. In years past, our organization has partnered with exceptional institutions, including the Balanchine Trust, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and others, and commissioned papers and keynotes, that have helped …
The Waning Impact of Dance Critics by Robert Bettmann
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 21:31:03 +0000
The impact of today’s critics is waning. Not only are there fewer critics able to make a living as critics, but those able to stay in the field are wrestling with diversifying job duties (blog posting, social media, videos, etc) and declining impact. For more than a century, the skilled eyes and pens of arts journalists …
The Spring/Summer 2016 DCA News has been posted in the members only section
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:50:36 +0000
Please go to the members section, , to download the new Spring/Summer issue of the DCA News. The issue has reflections on dance critic Edwin Denby, responses to the attacks in Paris and elsewhere, and more.
The Dance Critics Association (DCA) announces a Fiscal Sponsorship member benefit made possible by a new partnership between The Field and DCA
Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:35:21 +0000
The Dance Critics Association (DCA) announces a Fiscal Sponsorship member benefit made possible by a new partnership between The Field and DCA The Field is partnering with the Dance Critics Association (DCA) to offer fiscal sponsorship to DCA members. As part of this partnership, DCA and The Field have created a joint DCA-Field membership option. …
AMERICAN DANCE CRITIC WANTED – Unique Travel Opportunity
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:09:53 +0000
“21st-Century Ballet” Forum in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia The organizers of the “21st-Century Ballet Forum,” in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, seek an American dance critic to participate in the events surrounding the October 5 premiere of a new production of “Swan Lake.” They are offering to pay airfare, hotel and per diem. From October 5-9, 2014, the Third International Forum …
Paul Taylor’s new vision for American modern dance
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 16:33:08 +0000
On Tuesday, Paul Taylor kicked off his company’s three-week 60th anniversary season, presenting a wide spectrum from decades of work, among them several masterpieces. The octogenarian keeps churning them out, with no apparent interest in slowing down. But on Thursday, he acknowledged mortality and gave thought to legacy, unveiling a bold new vision for the …
Your Extreme Weather Reading List: Ballet’s Invisible Women + Israel’s Dance of Deportation
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:53:52 +0000
In New York, the snow outside my window is thick like feathers and falling aggressively like bricks. In Atlanta, my brother is stranded in his apartment with a bag of pretzels and only the ingredients for a Bloody Mary (he’s not complaining). Extreme weather gives permission for extreme reading. This weekend, consider adding the following …
Philly’s thoughtful dance-writing model (p.s. We should copy it)
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 02:14:36 +0000
I went to Philadelphia for the first time in October. Summer was refusing to abdicate to Fall, so we drank cold beers under a surprisingly strong sun and looked up at the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. When I returned last week, I slid along sidewalks and puffed into my gloves. I honestly can’t decide which version …
Dance with Interruptions: A Debate
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:11:22 +0000
There’s an important – and thrilling – conversation taking place in the New York dance community right now and if you’re not aware of it, you should be. It all started two weeks ago, on January 11, with a review of the American Realness Festival in the New York Times by Alastair Macaulay, the Times’ …
Choreographing War
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 18:41:33 +0000
The latest war film to address America’s ongoing overseas engagement is Peter Berg’s “Lone Survivor,” the story of a doomed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan. In something of a surprise, it topped the box office last week, becoming one of the few post-9/11 military films to find a broad commercial audience. Many attempts in the …