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 dfwdance@gmail.com.

  1. Clyde Smith says:

    Congrats on the site launch. Couldn’t find any contact info so just wanted to let you know that I posted about you:


    I also took the liberty of posting a detail of the above photo. Let me know if that’s out of line!


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