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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Quantifying Psychological Wellbeing in Dance

    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.