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Lori Ortiz's ReadingDance website comprises writing and visual art on the subject of dance.


Twenty-twelve brings a ReadingDance redesign and a more accessible reading of NYC dance and dance-related art. New features on the site include a Table of Contents, a slideshow of dancing and drumming at the OWS protests in Zuccotti Park, and a slideshow of visual art based on instructional social dance diagrams. Reviews are now blog posts with all available pictures attached. Enjoy!

RD3 (2011) highlights include a  lecture-article by Daryl Chin on Judson Dance Theater, a historic image from N.Y.U. Fales Library, related photography by Paula Court, and a review of Yvonne Rainer's new ebook of poems. We've covered a range of concerts. The website launched in the summer of 2009 with reviews, a photo gallery, and a centerpiece about the Roerich Museum.

The site is designed, developed, and published by New York CIty  artist, arts journalist, and dance maven Lori Ortiz. We've featured dance-related poems by celebrated writers, performance reviews, monthly short lists of dance to see and places to dance. In 2012, in the interest of providing the best, unique service, we discontinued the monthly guides and added the blog. Donated funds have kept the site live; we hope to raise more to add valuable content in the redesigned framework. Our mission is to present readings of dance that strengthen the field and ecosystem.

Lori Ortiz has been writing about dance for a decade after studying dance practice, history, and theory (off and on) since age 8. After an accomplished painting career, she earned a Web Design Certificate and then created ReadingDance as a multi-arts venue and perspective on dance. We have found new dance audiences through worthy discourse and exposure. We envision a future of thriving arts in our city. 

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