Nikhita Winkler, founder of Nikhita Winkler Dance Theatre in Windhoek, Namibia, shares how she has applied her training in Europe and the US to develop and amplify the dance scene in her home country.
Bosnian/Swedish/American choreographer/performance artist mersiha messiha reimagines the idea of the body to address larger social issues in the globalized world.
Choreographer/director Shaun Keylock in Portland, OR shares how his work explores facets of LGBTQ identity as well as how he is working to preserve Portland’s contemporary dance history.
Chase Johnsey made history in 2018 as the first man to dance female roles in a traditional company at English National Ballet. He dicsusses how he hopes to carve out space for more nuanced gender expression in his new role as artistic director of Ballet de Barcelona.
Anthony Alterio, a choreographer and dance professor SUNY Fredonia, discusses his trajectory as well as why he co-founded a summer dance intensive geared toward the queer community called Excessive Realness.