Creating Your Brand As A DancerOr as a teacher, a studio, a company, a free lance group, a choreographer, a dance writer...I'm about half way through the book The Artist's Compass:
The Complete Guide to Building a Life and a Living in the Performing Arts by Rachel S. Moore.
Released May 3, 2016, it has three reviews on amazon.com, all five stars. I will add mine when I've finished the book, but I want to write about it here first so I can say Get It Now!
Did I ever need this book thirty years ago! And you young dancers, even if still in High School, you need it now!
Your parents need to read it too!
Chock full of great advice from years of experience! From early dance training to joining a company, dealing with unions, agents and...sadly, injury, Ms. Moore went on to study and work in arts management. To quote her -
"While performing artists have many educational opportunities to perfect their craft, they are often on their own when it comes to learning the business skills necessary to launch their careers. At the end of the day, show business is, well, a business."
Click on the book to read the rest of the description and about Ms. Moore's fascinating bio!
As a retired dancer and now writer (working on a series of novels about a surfer girl in pointe shoes, more here) with a writing partner, I need this book now, too.
Learning all about Social Media and how to work it and apply it properly and generously every day is gruelling! When will there be time to write?
If I were still teaching I would feel the same way - when will I do those class plans? Choreograph? Take the girls to a pointe shoe fitting?
Not that I haven't been using social media for years, but no plotting and planning has been involved.
This book is suitable for anyone who needs branding for any reason - peeps in the Fine Arts, film, writers...anything!
I'll add more to this when I've finished it. Get yours!!
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