Bay Area-based drag performer SNJV shares his involvement with the Inclusive Performance Festival and how his drag is an amalgamation of his cultural experience.
Creating More Access to Cultural Dance Forms
Kyra Newton, founder of Blissful Dance in Calgary, discusses how cultural dance forms like West African, Bhangra, and flamenco could be expanded through accessible pedagogies and…
Rethinking Inclusion and Performance
Bay Area multidisciplinary artist Eric Kupers discusses the impetus for the Inclusive Performance Festival, how “inclusion” is an ever-expanding term, and why new ways of…
Finding Their Voice, Forging Their Way
Bay Area-based dancer/choreographer Raven Malouf-Renning shares their experience finding their voice as a fat and non-binary performer, as well as their involvement helping to…
Promoting Fat and Body Outsider Dance
California-based choreographer Megan Briceno discusses how the intolerance she faced as a fat dancer led her to form Shapes and Shades Dance Company, as well as why she is…
Dr. Moitree Banerjee, Dr. Lucie Clements, Kathleen McGuire Gaines, and Erin Sanchez discuss why it is essential to research and quantify psychological wellbeing in dance and how they hope to apply their work toward bettering mental health across the dance field.
Maine-based Sara Juli discusses how she brings taboo topics into the realm of performance through creating introspective autobiographical solos.
Move over, Swan Lake! There’s a new ballet in town this Ides of March only!
San Francisco-based visual artist Liz Brent-Maldonado describes her process creating original illustrations of each dancer interviewed for the Discussing Disability in Dance Book Project.