Celebrating the First Anniversary
by The Editors
It's been work -- we won't deny it, but all of us at Ballet Dance Magazine are so proud of the twelve issues, 600+ articles from over 140 contributors, and much blood, sweat and a few tears that have made "Ballet-Dance Magazine" ("Monthly," as was) one of the most wide-ranging and in-depth magazines about dance on the Web.
Since launching the magazine in July 2003, we have seen it grow far beyond our modest expectations. Each month, we are continually amazed as we step back to look at the variety and amount of dance that is being created around the world, not to mention the passion and quality of the articles that are offered us.
Indeed, where would we be without our many wonderful contributors who file their reviews from all corners of the globe and keep us plugged into dance from Singapore to Chicago, and London to Los Angeles.
We believe firmly that dance criticism isn't just a matter of listing who danced what and when. It can be an article that takes a closer look at the process of making dance, or one that documents a performance for future generations. It can be a piece that places a dance work in its social context, unveils its ideological manuevers, or one that reports on the progress of a single dancer. Some place you in the concert hall right with the reviewer, or in the studios with the dancers. Others take you into the schools where dance is taught or to the workshops where cutting edge production technology is developed. At Ballet-Dance Magazine, we're lucky enough to have writers interested in bringing you all of the above and more, giving you a multiplicity of views that reflect the many faceted nature of dance itself.
Here are some of the hundreds of talented writers, veterans and newcomers alike, who contribute to the magazine.
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