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DanceUSA Scavenger Hunt

You guys, this is a little half-baked. But I think it will be fun.   I'm just so damn excited to have all these dance people in Minneapolis, the town where I made myself a dance career, and I want to show it off a little. So here is a Dance/USA scavenger hunt.

Why you, as an independent dance artist, should attend Dance/USA

First: What is Dance/USA? 
 
It's a membership organization that advocates for dance on a national level. They have an annual conference in a different city every year. You can volunteer and get free tuition for one day of the conference. Update! Minnesota residents can get 50% off the cost of a day pass.  Online registration closes this Friday (May 16th!).
 
Second: Why should I go? 
I had this question myself. Two summers ago, I happened to be in San Francisco when Dance/USA's national conference was happening. Big whoop, I thought. But people kept mentioning it like I should care.  So I went. And here's why I'm going back:

Performance artists deserve websites, too.

Hi, fellow weird performance artist people.
 
I see you. You're over there, making performance/theater/dance/visual art/post-drama/post-dance/pedestrian/protest/anti-art/Spangbergianist/Viennese actionist work--I see you.  Maybe, if you're like me, you've assigned a name to your work (in my case, dance) and that means you get asked about So You Think You Can Dance all the time. Maybe for you it's Banksy, or maybe it's Death of a Salesman, or maybe it's Phillip Glass.  (If it's any of those, you beat me in the 'what is your art like' game.)

Elsewhere.

Laura Holway McGinley was kind enough to interview me for her blog about artists, creativity, makin' money, etc. 

Check out the interview and while you're there, browse!  It's a great blog.  She's been at it for two years now, so it's got a ton of content.

Some highlights:

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