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21 MAY 2016

‘The Artist’s Compass': Making a Life in the Performing Arts

In years past, there were many large companies willing to invest in the development of young artists with talent, but those are fast disappearing… The incubators for developing artists may be largely gone, but so are the gatekeepers, which means that anyone can create their own opportunities if they’re clever

Natalie Aceves, Delvis Savigne Friñon, Fredrika Keefer (on floor) in Ramón Ramos Alayo's Where the Butterflies Go / A Donde Van las Mariposas (Photo: Eli Jacobs Fantauzzi)
14 MAY 2016

Cuba On Their Minds: CubaCaribe in Oakland

The CubaCaribe dance festival hit Oakland on Apr. 22, 2016, a year into the Big Cuban Thaw, and barely one month after Barack Obama’s historic visit to Havana – in the aftermath of which Fidel Castro groused, “We do not need the empire to give us anything.”…