Since DDP conducted our interview with Batten Bland, the lockdown has ended and the dance maker and artistic director has gone on to receive multiple virtual commissions from venues, initiatives, and companies eager to produce new works virtually.
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On August 18th, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified— that’s 100 years ago, today.
The passage of the Amendment was one of the first tangible steps on the long road to equity, a road which continues to extend before us, even today in 2020, and which sees women of color and other minorities marginalized to an even greater degree. As we arrive at this milestone of 100 years since women suffragists secured the right to vote, let us celebrate how far women have come but take note of the countless areas in which inequity prevails (and worsens due to the pandemic).
Labor Secretary Scalia was asked Monday to “ensure these workers receive benefits.”
A viral outbreak has changed life as we know it, but what about the people bravely dedicating their lives and risking their health in the fightback? Here, a doctor, scientist and aid worker tell all.
“Leading is hard. It takes thought, intention and humility—and sometimes it requires the moral courage to make necessary changes. While those of us who guide arts organizations wake up every day with the goal of contributing to the human spirit, we must step up our efforts as leaders.” —Rachel Moore, president & CEO, The Music Center
Artist advocacy group Working Artists and the Greater Economy (W.A.G.E.) is calling for the New Museum to receive certification to ensure all its artists earn fair pay as the building plans for expansion, funded by an ongoing $80 million capital campaign.
Stephanie Martinez, the award-winning choreographer based in Chicago who has created works for Joffrey Ballet and Charlotte Ballet, among other companies, sits down with DDP.
Another company takes measures to include women: Tulsa Ballet.
DDP’s Founder and President attends a panel of choreographers (all women) and preview showing of Boston Ballet’s BB@home: ChoreograpHER.
Work by four women will headline Royal New Zealand Ballet’s upcoming Venus Rising program in 2020.
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