The CWCW Blog

Backstage At The Nutcracker

THIS TIME OF year is very special for me. I was born in December, and my name is Holly. Add to that, a wedding anniversary, celebrating Christmas with the family and ringing in the New Year. But there’s much more to this time of year – the wonderful tradition of the Nutcracker Ballet. Performances usually begin right after [...]

We’re All Sluts Now

GWYNETH PALTROW, ANGELINA Jolie and Ashley Judd – congratulations, and welcome to the fastest-growing club in America: women who are shamed and punished for their sexuality. You’re a big-name celebrity who was sexually harassed by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and then blamed for what you endured by so-called women’s rights [...]

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

I LIVE AT the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Some call it, “Lands End.” A washashore from the Silicon Valley, I appreciate the natural beauty, the prolific artistic community and the theme weeks celebrating everything from, “Girl splash,” to “Women of Color And Friends” to “Bear Week.” I spend my days as an executive coach for leaders in [...]

Polina, A Little Light in Dark Times

POLINA — A FILM co-directed by Valérie Müller and her husband, French choreographer Angelin Preljocaj — is just what I needed at this time of cultural and political peril. I’m always tense.  I worry.  But in worse times than these — well, maybe not worse — I’ve always found respite and escape in watching dance. Who cannot be transported by the [...]

A DIVA Simply Singing Like No Other

TO PUT INTO words the extraordinary light and vision that is Sheryl Lee Ralph is not easy. A singer, actress, humanitarian and activist, Ralph has been performing for decades; and in her cabaret show, A DIVA Simply Singing, that premiered this summer at New York City’s Metropolitan Room, she bares her soul to the audience. While always [...]

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