DFW Dance Blog is the creation of Manuel “Manny” Mendoza, who has been covering the arts in Dallas for almost 20 years, first as a staff critic at the Dallas Morning News, now as a freelancer. I continue to write about dance, film and pop music for the News and have contributed arts stories to Modern Luxury Dallas, Art + Seek and THE magazine.
DFW Dance Blog was inspired by three weeks at
this last summer’s American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., where I was a 2010 fellow in the NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism. I came back wanting to make a greater contribution to the understanding of dance as an art form.
While my coverage will not be comprehensive, I plan to map the Dallas-Fort Worth dance scene, focusing on professional, semi-professional and college companies that are creating and performing high-level work; chronicle national and international troupes making tour stops in the Metroplex; and provide links to interesting and informative dance writing elsewhere.
Contact me at email@example.com.