Birthday Wishes from
Dear Jeff and Martin,
Your publication has been a Godsend for Southern California! When all the newspapers downsized, the dance world was left without a voice. You have given that voice and now many voices to speak of the great work going on here. We are so proud of your accomplishment. We now can use the reviews and articles in our grant proposals and post them on our social media. It has made all of us feel worthy and valuable as artists in California. I and many other choreographers are very grateful for your tireless efforts and brilliant writing.
With fondness, Nannette Brodie
LADC has provided an important repository to capture the evolving history of Los Angeles dance. As a dance maker, it has helped me contextualize my voice and contributions within the LA dance scene, connected me to my contemporaries, and bolstered my confidence. This platform and its writers are a crucial element in the Los Angeles dance ecosystem.
I have worked in LA in the concert and commercial dance community since 1983. At two times during this period dance was significantly moved forward by writing- when Grover Dale created the bimonthly periodical “LA Dance and Fitness” that connected the various dance worlds in LA. And 6 years ago when the online LA Dance Chronicle was created not only filling the missing hole of newspaper reviews, but adding articles and consistent strong support for local artists on the same level as larger touring companies. LADC having writers with strong professional dance careers as the writers gives powerful weight to the critical reviews. It is a testament to both the strength and creativity of the LA dance creators and LADC how much impact these reviews and articles have in expanding the worlds understanding of LA as a hotbed of concert dance creativity. The amount of careers that have been assisted by LADC is astounding.