ICONS INSPIRE

Featured Choreographers of the Month

The exquisite dancing figure in the award-winning movie, House of Flying Daggers, was for many, their first glimpse of Yabin Wang’s talents. The brilliance of her technique stems from the fertile fusion of her training in classical Chinese dance, ballet, and contemporary, as does her creativity infused by the wealth of stories and the theatricality of China’s ancient performing arts tradition. She discusses with ICONS the philosophy and work ethic guiding her chosen career.

 

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ICONS INSPIRE is a monthly digital portrait and a one-on-one interview with a groundbreaking choreographer. Get the insider point of view on an important dancemaker creative process, background and training to inspire, provoke and challenge your intellectual repertoire.

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ICONS NEXT STEP is updated monthly with national and international listings featuring the latest choreographic residencies, creative opportunities, world premieres, events, trends, new books, movies, videos, and choreographic topics. 


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  • IS MENTORSHIP NEEDED AND WHY?
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  • Sean H. - Mentorship provides another set of eyes, ideas, encouragement, constructive criticism or nudging into new/different directions, etc. Those people for me have asked questions that propel new directions. The entire field benefits, really.
  • Svetlana Z. - Does learning from the work of a famous choreographer also count as an "indirect" mentorship?
  • Molissa F. - Mentorship creates a dialogue in the development and articulation of a choreographer's ideas, their strategies, their structures in the exploration of a unique contribution to the field. Mentorship keeps the field fluid, progressive, moving forward.

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