"For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write." Friedrich Nietzsche
Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Master Writer- September 2013-May 2014)
Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Master Writer in Residence - September 2013 - May 2014) has contributed writing on dance to Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, SoHo Weekly News, Gay City News and other publications since 1976. Eva has also interviewed dance artists and advocates as host of Body and Soul podcast. She served as a member of the New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards committee for three years and as a consultant or panelist for numerous arts funding or awards organizations. She blogs on the arts, with dance as a specialty, for InfiniteBody (http://infinitebody.blogspot.com) and is Editor in Chief of Dancer's Turn (http://dancersturn5678.blogspot.com), a blog devoted to longform profiles of dance artists, created by students of her annual "Writing on Dance" workshop series at New York Live Arts. A native New Yorker of Black Caribbean heritage, Eva makes her home in the East Village with her wife and two cats.