NEW: Vis-à-Vis: Kathleen L. Davenport, M.D.
We are honored to have Dr. Kathleen Davenport as our guest. She is a well-known member of the south Florida dance community and a great friend of Miami Dance Hub. Dr. Davenport is the Director of Physiatry at HSS Florida, company physician for Miami City Ballet, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health among many, many other accolades and positions. Listen to her observations of dancer realities during the time of COVID-19 and what she sees for the future of dancer health.
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In this time of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, we can be thankful for our creative roots as "necessity is the mother of innovation” (Plato). Never have we been more in awe of our dance community for its originality in programming for fellow artists and audience members. Virtual classes are happening continuously, worldwide, by dancers from their own livings rooms; archival content is being shared generously to inspire those quarantined at home; inventive collaborations between choreographers and audiences are flourishing online despite in-person interactions fading away.
Miami Dance Hub is making an on-going effort to provide links to organizations offering financial resources, educational tools, virtual classes, and streaming performances. Follow us on Instagram for in-the-moment updates on live classes and streaming performances. Again we look to you, our community, for synergy in collecting information. Please send your classes, performances, and resources to email@example.com (or submit directly through our website HERE to add your content to our website.
We are all artists-in-residence of our own homes so let’s make the best of it. Stay healthy, stay safe, and keep dancing!
Cameron Basden and Trisha Carter
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