How 3 Universities Are Exploring AAPI Identity, Sharing History, and Inviting Conversation on Campus  

“You go through such a journey in college, and I didn’t realize how much I would unpack my own identity and ‘Asian-ness’ during these four years,” reflects Eileen Kim, a 2023 graduate of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which took place in May, has […]

Letter from the Editor: On Preserving and Protecting the Legacy of Dance

Dear DT+ Community,  Among the many joys we experience as dance educators, it’s the ability to instill in our students a deeper meaning and appreciation for the art form, that is perhaps most fulfilling. That’s why I’m so excited for you to read this month’s feature on how master hula teachers known as “Kumu Hula” […]

Decolonizing Dance: 3 Asian American Dance Educators Reflect on Their Community-Centered Pedagogy

On a cool September evening in Alameda, California, I and over a hundred Bay Area residents gathered in the parking lot of the Alameda Free Library. The innocuous space, seemingly universal in its purpose and design, was once part of a thriving tonarigumi—an historic Japantown neighborhood. As part of a community art walk to honor […]