The Skype Experiment: 5 months in.

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Since Samar’s departure in December many things have changed: almost all of the dancers now have smart phones, which facilitates us watching videos or reading emailed notes during rehearsal; everyone has downloaded Skype- for both social and professional reasons- where we hang out in a new sort of virtual apartment; Samar has become increasingly tech-savvy:

Roseland Performing Arts Center

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On Saturday, April 2, YSDT members Zoe Rabinowitz and Sara Genoves-Sylvan taught two masterclasses at the Roseland Performing Arts Center in West Caldwell, NJ. Introducing modern dance and improvisation concepts to students trained primarily in ballet can be challenging- but also rewarding! Watch below as Sara coaches this group of 10-16 year olds in the

The Skype Experiment: An introduction

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Today we embark upon this year-long experiment to create movement through video conferencing and the web. As Samar sits in Ramallah, the NYC based dancers of YSDT pile into the studio in Queens and gather around the computer to say good morning- although it is already 5pm in the West Bank.