"It's Still a Little Naughty"

A look inside the U.S. Pole Dance Championship and the curious hybrid of art, sport, exotic dance and fitness craze that pole dancing has become.

Sara Joel at the U.S. Pole Dance Championship. Photo by Nina Westervelt for The New York Times.

Sara Joel at the U.S. Pole Dance Championship. Photo by Nina Westervelt for The New York Times.

Recovering "Coverage"

A preview of Rudy Perez’s 1970 Coverage as revived by the Stephen Petronio Company.

Ernesto Breton of the Stephen Petronio Company in  Coverage Revisited . Photo by An Rong Xu for The New York Times.

Ernesto Breton of the Stephen Petronio Company in Coverage Revisited. Photo by An Rong Xu for The New York Times.

Introducing Danceletter

I started a newsletter! (And in the spirit of keeping it low-maintenance, chose the most obvious title I could think of.) The first dispatch includes ramblings on perfectionism, why I’m hooked on the Pro Cheerleading Podcast, and more. You can read it and sign up for future letters (delivered straight to your inbox roughly twice a month) here.

"Indigenous Is Not a Genre"

A preview of the First Nations Dialogues, a weeklong series bringing together Indigenous artists from Australia, Canada, and the United States, including Muriel Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater, below.

Annie Tritt for The New York Times

Annie Tritt for The New York Times