BEDS Day 19: DanceTopia the Podcast Ep 5: On Memories Show Notes

First, a slight addition – In case it wasn’t apparent, Gabri Christa is biracial – her mother is a white woman from the Netherlands and her father, as mentioned in the story, is a Black, Jewish, Chinese man. Here’s a video preview for Magdalena: If you’re in the New York City area, you can purchase…

DanceTopia: The Podcast Episodes 2 and 3 Show Notes

  Episode 2:  Not much to say about the second episode – other than I love my mom! Episode 3: I know my Spanish isn’t great but that’s what Duolingo and 14 years of Spanish from 2nd grade through college are for. In the same vein, I pronounced claqué wrong. The accent should be on…

“This is America:” Movement, Joy, Suffering and Distractions

I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while but you know me—when I’m at a loss for words, sometimes writing is difficult. To date, I’ve seen Donald Glover AKA Childish Gambino’s video for “This is America” three times. Before writing this blog I’d initially planned to watch it a fourth time but it’s…

Privacy Things

Hey, y’all – If you’ve visited my blog at all this week you might have noticed something new in the footer. A privacy policy. Today, the EU’s new General Data Protection Policy goes into effect. You can learn more about the law and how it could possibly affect your business here and here. But the…

Thoughts After My First Heels Class

So if you pay any attention to my Instagram (@dancetopiablog, follow me!), you know that Tuesday night, I finally endeavored to take my first heels class. Here’s some video evidence: View this post on Instagram Yes that’s me attempting to get my life in my first heels class! Click the #linkinbio to listen to my…

Looking forward: 2018

Is this thing on??     Hi, did y’all miss me? (All 5 of my readers). It’s been pretty quiet here for the last four months. I’ve been getting my life together, pursuing more professional dance opps, teaching and just in general being a bad blogger-in-chief. But no more! I love this blog with all…

Dance World News [August 17, 2017] – Yes, really

It’s been a long time, shouldn’t have left you, with out some dance news to step to…. I’ve been spending the past few months figuring out this professional dancer with a job thing. But now I’m back and focused and ready to bring you some dance world news! Where in the World is Carmen de…

Changing Ballet’s Perception Means Embracing Black Bodies

It’s 2017,  y’all, come on. But since people still haven’t stopped telling Black women about their bodies and how right they are for dance…It gave me material for another Clyde Fitch Report article. Click here to read why you shouldn’t tell Black women (or anyone really) that they have the “wrong” body for dance.