Mission of LA Dance Review

LA Dance Review services the dance community by offering reviews and dance writing about the local Los Angeles dance scene which is often under represented in current media practices. The contributors for LA Dance Review have all studied dance and come from an informed perspective, however LA Dance Review acknowledges that reviews are by nature subjective and does not pretend to be the definitive view on Los Angeles dance but rather serves to begin a more formal discussion of the art being made in this area and how it is shaping the future of dance performance as a whole.


LA Dance Review values the following and operates under these guidelines:

Diversity: We appreciate and celebrate differences. We approach the dance world from an inclusive perspective exploring not only traditional concert dance styles but also experimental forms of dance theater.

Respect: We believe in the principle of respect for all human beings, their well being, safety and inherent dignity. This includes dancers of varied abilities, backgrounds, ages, and body shapes.

Artistic Freedom:  We believe that artists always have the freedom to practice free-speech and that they should not be censored.

Divergent Opinions: We recognize that all reviews are opinion pieces shaped by each contributor’s personal background and preferences. By being transparent about this subjectivity, we hope to gain our readers’ confidence in our mission to support LA dance by offering honest and open reviews.

Growth: We acknowledge and respect that artists are on a journey and any one performance or piece of work does not represent them as a whole.

If you would like to become a contributor for LA Dance Review, please send your bio and sample writing to the Chief Editor Beth Megill at beth_megill@yahoo.com.

One Comment on “About”

  1. May 7, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    Hi Beth,
    It is so refreshing to read your reviews. I am glad you have this blog and I hope you can attend so of my productions in the future. Last February we did the So-Cal Dance Invitational, which was the fifth year, at Golden West College. We showcased 10 choreographers. That would have been a good one to review. This week I have a student production on the 14th and 15th. I will let you know when our next company performance takes place.

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