Emily Heath, a dance student at Bennington College, reflects on their ongoing experience of anxiety and how showing up with anxiety in dance spaces is an ongoing negotiation.
Jess Curtis, an award-winning choreographer, performer, and scholar based in San Francisco and Berlin, shares how his career took a turn when he accepted a job in an interdisciplinary nouveau cirque company in France, and how he later established himself in Berlin while still running his company Jess Curtis/Gravity in the Bay Area.
Dance educator Daniel Levi-Sanchez advocates for a teaching style that empowers students instead of isolates them. Since acquiring a disability, he has begun to revisit dance with a focus on dance teachers with disabilities.
Tebandeke Joseph, an African contemporary dance artist based in Uganda, shares how he aims to change the community perspective on disability through street performances and through the schools, as well as through building an accessible center and library.
Magda Kaczmarska, a dancer, researcher, and creative aging teaching artist based in New York City, invites us to consider how we can support interconnectedness and meaningful creative expression for all as we age.