Junior Committee

A Year's Worth of Dances

A Year's Worth of Dances

Kim Savarino, JComm's Vice Chair, dances everywhere she goes. Check out the video below to follow along with her as she recaps 2016 through movement.  2016 Dances from Kim Savarino on Vimeo.  …

 
Measuring the Value of Our Work

Measuring the Value of Our Work

If career positions in the NYC dance field to us are exhausting, stagnant, and underpaid, how can we hope for growth and longevity as individuals or as a community? Essentially, how can we create good jobs in the arts and sustain them?

 

Paying For Auditions

Is it wrong to charge artists to audition for dance companies? …

 

The Current and Future Challenges Facing the Dance Field

Last week Dance/NYC in partnership with the Archive of New York City Cultural Policy and the Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts came together to host a Town Hall event: A Forum for the Dance Community about Partnerships with the City of New York. Bringing together leaders of the dance field, they all spoke about the current and future challenges facing the dance field here in New York.…

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JComm reflects on the past year

As the comittee year wraps, we wanted to share our thoughts on what the past year was like. I asked all the committee members to complete the following thought: "This year on JComm I...". Read below for responses, and thank you for a wonderful year! _ Ashley This year on JComm I... allowed myself to be vulnerable in the company of a trusted network of support, learning about myself and growing…

 

The Actors Fund: For Everyone in Entertainment

  This is an interview conducted by Dance/NYC Junior Committee member, Océane Hooks-Camilleri of Erin Hiatt, Actors Fund Dance Outreach Coordinator. If you are a dancer listen in to find out what kind of FREE services the Actors Fund has to offer you and how their intake process works.  The Actors Fund has three offices, which are located in NY, LA, and Chicago, but they are a national organization.…

 
Diving in to the DEEP End at Gibney Dance

Diving in to the DEEP End at Gibney Dance

It is really no secret that being a freelance dancer in New York City is a tough gig. It is commonplace that many dancers, even those who are employed "full time" by major choreographers, need to pick up odd jobs and short-term employment, often without benefits and a steady paycheck, in order to stay financially afloat. In a city that increasingly feels like a playground for trust funders and perpetual vacationers, one of the only things that relates us all-- as dancers, artists, people-- is the fact that the act of making a steady, decent paycheck can seem confounding, frustrating even. …

 
JComm hosts our very own Town Hall

JComm hosts our very own Town Hall

Town Hall:
Reclaiming Failure | Stories from the Dance Field …

 
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