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“I believe a choreographer is very similar to an architect. Like an architect, the choreographer must think of the design of what he creates, and consider how people will interact within this environment.” — Kota Yamazaki Originally from Niigata, Japan, choreographer Kota Yamazaki...
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Antonio Douthit in Alvin Ailey's Revelations. Photo by Gert Krautbauer
Achieving success in the arts can be a matter of grit, determination, patience, and talent. Unfortunately, it can also be a matter of money. To become a professional dancer, for...
At the 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert, Chitresh Das , a master in the art of kathak (classical North Indian dance), was among those honored with the highest award the nation gives to folk and traditional artists. After performing solo, Das brought to the stage an artist with whom he...
One of the most rewarding aspects of working in the Office of Research & Analysis is our frequent collaboration with artists and others in the arts and cultural fields---a passionate, creative bunch. In our time with the Arts Endowment, we have found such opportunities to be endlessly...
The Hybrid Movement Company performs Spirito dell’aquila (Eagle spirit) at the 2012 gala for Career Transition for Dancers. Photo by Richard Termine. "[Dance] itself develops, through the years of training, the skills and qualities in dancers that make them exceptional in any post-...
Charles Ahovissi, founder of African Culture Connection (ACC), and ACC youth participant Victoria Beaugard accept a 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award from First Lady Michelle Obama. Photo by Steven E. Purcell When Charles Ahovissi emigrated from Benin, West Africa, to Omaha,...
Hubbard Street Resident Choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo with Marc Chagall’s America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by Todd Rosenberg. Marc Chagall © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris In 1977, the city of Chicago received two new cultural treasures...
Dancing to Connect teaching artists work with students in Madrid, Spain. Photo courtesy of Battery Dance Company "Our mantra is 'artistic excellence, social relevance.'" -- Jonathan Hollander "Completely unpredictable and uniformly fabulous"---that's how Jonathan...
Dakshina founder Daniel Phoenix Singh with Melissa Greco Liu in "Sonnet." Photo by Stephen Barnovics, courtesy of Dakshina "[A]rt is the nexus where all the different aspects of my life---as a gay man, a South Asian, a first-generation immigrant, a person of color, a little bit of a...
Dancer, choreographer, U.S. Marine. To some, those labels together would be jarring, but for Roman Baca, his life as a dancer and his experiences in the U.S. Marine Corps are...

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