Resources Roundup #002

I’ve been pretty busy lately with a few different projects, one being a series of performances with a new dance troupe here in New Orleans, others including a Challenge with @InstigatingAndi on Content Strategy, and a site redesign for The Dance Nomad (in progress picture).  So I share with you a few posts and articles that I found inspiring, useful and powerful today.

How to Act (and React) Like a Professional by Nichelle @ DanceAdvantage

A consummate professional is constructive, positive, is motivated and has the ability to motivate others, displays generosity, and takes the high road. If you want to be seen as a professional in your career and in your life, you must develop strong leadership skills. And leaders are most often defined by their reactions to situations, rather than their actions.

Alvin Ailey’s Uptown by Mikey Pedroza

This past Saturday night, I went to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. They a modern dance group based out of New York and they are in a word INSPIRING! You don’t just “go to see them,” you experience them. This new production featured a new piece called “UPTOWN”. This was a piece choreographed by Matthew Rushing and inspired by the Harlem Renaissance of the early 20th-century.

How to Opt Out of the Facebook Mistake at Technology in the Arts

Opt in policies are generally the most effective and considered to be best practice. This is where Facebook made their fatal mistake and where arts organizations need to ensure they are excelling. Organizations only want people to receive information that want to receive it. By allowing people to opt in to programs, the organization is letting the individual take responsibility and targeting individuals who want more contact with the organization.

The Lindy-Loggers by Jerry Almonte

The Lindy blogosphere is surprisingly larger than you think. When I started this post I thought I was just going to describe a handful of sites, but once I was done compiling URL’s I came up with over 50.

If you any suggestions for articles and resources for dancers, send them my way.