DT Notes: April 2010 News
April 5, 2010
- Jacob’s Pillow has announced its 2010 lineup, June 19–August 29, in Becket, MA. It features more than 50 companies from 9 countries and 4 continents, as well as more than 140 talks and 75 dance classes. For the full schedule of events, see www.jacobspillow.org.
- Dance teacher Homer Bryant [on DT’s Feb. 2008 cover] was named 2009 Chicagoan of the Year in dance. Bryant runs Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center and has danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem and on Broadway. A documentary about his life, Raising the Barre: The Homer Bryant Story, aired last year. First daughter Sasha Obama is among Bryant’s former students.
- National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) Program Director Rima Faber has retired after 12 years with the organization. She was at the forefront of creating national curricula for dance educators, including Standards for Learning and Teaching Dance in the Arts: ages 5–18 and Standards for Dance in Early Childhood: ages 0–5. Her future plans include training Baltimore educators to teach science through dance and setting choreographer Pola Nirenska’s Holocaust Tetralogy on CityDance members in Washington, DC.
- Tapper Dianne Walker [on DT’s Jan. 2003 cover] will participate in United States Artists’ Alaska Artist-in-Residence program, which hosts seven artists of varying disciplines from January through July. The goal is to share each artist’s work with the community through events and projects while also letting the artist learn about Alaska’s traditions and culture. Walker will be in residence at Alaska Dance Theatre in Anchorage, April 15–May 15.