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Julie Seltzer

Scribe, Self in Beacon

My Life in Dance

PRESENTED ON DEC 13, 2016
IN BEACON @ VOL 8

Bryant Drew Andrews talks about his upbringing, and how dance was instrumental to his well-being. Drew now shares his passion for dance with communities of the Hudson Valley, NY. 

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Living the Salsa Lifestyle

BY LINDA DOMENICHINI
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 06, 2014

Salsa (not the dipping sauce, but the dance) is more than the moves you may see on shows like Dancing With The Stars. Linda Domenichini speaks about this community of salsa dance enthusiasts from all walks of life and stretches across the globe. Anyone can be a part of this community, even if you think you have two left feet!

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Aja Nachle! (Let's Dance!)

BY NAVYA MASTANAIAH
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 11, 2016

Navya Mastanaiah grew up in India and arrived in the USA about 8 years ago. She trained early on in a form of Indian classical dance called Bharatanatyam. As life progressed, she began imbibing different forms of western dance through school performances, impromptu jazz classes and the like. 

Since childhood, through college, even in the USA where she initially struggled to make friends, Dance has always been her go-to language for breaking barriers, making friends and buildingmemories.

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CityShapes (My City, My Art)

BY OLIVER SCOTT
@ TWINSTORY ARTISTS' EVENT ON MAR 01, 2016

Oliver Scott is Creative Director of Mercurial Dance. Here he talks about his dance practice in relation to the city in which he makes his work. This presentation was part of a special PK held simultaneously in Volgograd, one of Coventry's twin cities, see twinstory.org.

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How Fashion Saved My Life

BY MARSHA DANZIG
@ VOL 30 ON FEB 23, 2017

Marsha Danzig's presentation from Pecha Kucha Dayton, Volume 30, recorded February 23rd, 2017. At every stage of her life, facing new and different challenges, Marsha found solace in fashion and self-reinvention.

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Spiritual Self-Discovery through Art

BY NAN DOOLITTLE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Nan Doolittle explores the ancient and mysterious form of expressive arts, which values the process more than the final product. She recounts her spiritual quest of self-discovery and historical, familial understanding through art.

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My Body is My Instrument : The World According to a Contemporary Dance Artist

BY RACHEL MILLER
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Rachel Miller gives us a glimpse of what true passion looks like through her eloquent personal history. She helps us experience the lives of professional dancers and continually embraces the thrill and joy that everyday brings.

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Arts/life, Dance/life

BY MELISSA LANHAM
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 14, 2017

Melissa Lanham is an independent dance artist with over 25 years in the arts industry both here and overseas. Based on the Sunshine Coast, she has been in constant work as a teacher and Choreographer.  Her latest work 'Vincent' which Premiered at the Adelaide Fringe Fest 2016 and to Newcastle and Melbourne to rave reviews originated here on the Sunshine Coast. In this presentation she shares some of her tips and inspiration! 

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The Art and Practice of Designing Works of Dance

BY LARI LAWRENCE-GIST
@ VOL 12 ON APR 19, 2018

Lari Lawrence-Gist is the Director of Dance at the Citadel Dance & Music Center. She moved to the area from New York City in 2004. Lari is a choreographer whose work includes concert pieces, full length musicals, as well as full length ballets. She has worked with many different companies, schools, and organizations, but the majority of her work is now staged with the Citadel Dance Company. In 2015, Lari created “A Steamed Nutcracker” for the Benton Harbor community, and it is staged annually at the Mendel Center.

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Parkinson's & the Tango Effect: my Year on the Dance Floor

BY KATE SWINDLEHURST
@ VOL 15 ON AUG 07, 2018

Kate Swindlehurst shares her story of her diagnosis of Parkinson's, how it changed her life, and the impact of Argentine tango on her experience of the disease.