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Looking Back: Ivan's First APAP Conference (Before it was APAP)

By Ivan Sygoda, Founding Director I remember viscerally the first time my mother took my wee sentient self into New York City on the Long Island Rail Road. I sensed more than heard the tremor of the approaching train. The platform seemed three feet wide, and I pressed myself… Read More

January 8, 2015

Looking Back: Ivan Sygoda Reflects on the NEA Four

By Ivan Sygoda, Founding Director While we pat ourselves on the back for getting a NEA grant, we should remember that not all that long ago, NEA grants could be fraught with controversy. Then Foundation for Independent Artists (a nonprofit corporate structure administered by Pentacle) member Tim Miller was… Read More

December 4, 2014

Ivan in the Field Pentacle Abroad: Ivan Sygoda at Tanzmesse

Founding Director Ivan Sygoda is once again attending the biennial Tanzmesse gathering in Dusseldoff, Germany (August 26-30). Tanzmesse is the world’s largest dance-specific convening of choreographers, managers, producers and journalists. Ivan, as part of the American Dance Abroad delegation, will represent American dance in general and members of the extended… Read More

August 25, 2014