Posted by: trailerpilot | 01:12::2009

Blogoldmine.

During a drive-by of Kristin Sloan’s superblog The Winger (of iPhone commercial fame), I happened by a news item in the sidebar about Deborah Friedes’ and Tal Galili’s aggregator Dance Bloggers.  I couldn’t tell you why it didn’t occur to me to see whether such a site even existed, but I’m nonetheless happy to have found it (yours truly is awaiting approval for inclusion on their list).  Suddenly I have a lot of catching up to do, but after a cursory right-clicking binge that just about crashed my browser, I can at least share some initial observations.  A few links are highly specialized and fascinating–Choreobot chronicles the dev behind a DanceForms-esque phrase generator, for example–but most seem to be some kind of street-level field news and/or dancer journal.  Friedes’ own blog Dance In Israel is on the list; from the relative enormity of “Batsheva Dance Company” and “Ohad Naharin” in her tag cloud it will at the very least be a convenient go-to for news on those lovelies.  NYC is heavily represented, even within an almost-random sample, but there are a few voices from elsewhere, like Melbourne, Philadelphia and San Francisco, as well as some endearing campus chronicles.

One gem I was able to find without any effort was a recent entry from Reflections on Dance discussing the experience of a colleague involved in the January 1 improvathon I linked to in last weekend’s roundup roundup, which was just the sort of followup on that project I was looking for.  It’s nice too to see there are venues that provide info on inside news, like the Joyce’s and DTW’s blogs, and it’s high time I introduced myself to some of the bigger players on the scene such as Movmnt Magazine, Paul Ben-Itzak’s The Dance Insider, and Tobi Tobias’ umbrella site Seeing Things.

Anyway, it’s a great resource and I look forward to being a part of the Dance Bloggers community (cough hint)–go check it out.

UPDATE: Dance Bloggers just added me to their network.  Thanks guys!

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  1. Welcome to Dance Bloggers! Thanks for joining and for this great post. I’m glad you’re finding some interesting blogs and articles in the dance blogosphere; I myself am amazed at the wealth of blogs and also (constantly!) feel like I have lots of catching up to do . . .


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