Philadelphia | by Dominic Mercier
So after applying to a choreography showcase in New Jersey on a whim, I was commissioned to create a new work in collaboration with a sculptor. I’ve gotten so used to hearing no after no after no that actually having this opportunity feels so strange! It’s at the point where I know if an email is a rejection email before I open it. They always say “Thank you” and “Unfortunately.” Rejection emails are always so polite. I guess I should audition/invite dancers to do this project now? Maybe I’ve done something right? Is this real life? They said they liked my choreography samples. I have no idea how this will go. Things like this are new and fresh and unfamiliar. I hope I pull this off.
It’s Pierre Dulaine! TED Talk by the fabulous creator of Dancing Classrooms :)
Some of my favorite capoeristas :)
by Candice Thompson for Dance Magazine
Dancing with a companies, but not getting paid? Check out Dance Magazine's tips on “How to break out of the free rehearsal loop.” on p. 56 of the July issue or here on the Free Online Library.
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
"You’re awesome…but I’m not trying to pursue anything romantic with you,” he said.
Heartbreak/disappointment is better than ambiguity and misplaced (read: unreciprocated) feelings, I guess. At least I got a black and white answer-which I would take over a guy blurring the lines of friendship and romance without a defined trajectory any day.
This could take a while.
After this I looked, and there was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, robed in white, with palm branches in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
"There are still some very deep-rooted misogynistic elements in modern Western culture— and this, I think, has a lot to do with why evangelicals like Mark Driscoll and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood are so distressed at the idea that churches are "feminized." If churches have more women in them, then churches themselves have cooties, and it’s up to the biblical manhood movement to remove the stigma by masculinizing the church. Just as soda advertisements now insist that certain brands are not for women, and certain body washes emphasize how very manly their scents are, the answer in the minds of these Christians is to re-market the church as a manly institution."
A lot of good stuff packed into this long blog post. I personally find “The Feminization of the Church” rhetoric and the patterns of chauvinism that accompany the dialogue to be quite degrading and hurtful to faithful women that strengthen the Body of Christ.