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ERIC Number: EJ859552
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Dancing Hope into Change for Dance Education
Bradley, Karen Kohn
Journal of Dance Education, v9 n3 p71-73 2009
At Arts Advocacy Day 2009 in Washington, over 500 citizens educated, advocated, and lobbied for federal support for the arts and its positive impact on the U.S. economy. This year the Nancy Hanks Lecture was given by Wynton Marsalis, whose extraordinary address voiced the potential of the arts in this new era of hope. For dance educators, Marsalis eased the frustrations many of them feel. Addressing the traditional tensions among them, Marsalis shared, "[A]fter almost every performance, people wait. Parents, teachers, kids, grown-up kids...they wait. They ask questions, and they all want to know the same thing: Are dance educators together? Is everything going to be alright?" Such questions lie beneath the concerns of dance educators, don't they? But signs of change and momentum can be seen. This paper presents recent examples which demonstrate how communities of dancing people embody power to move others toward change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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