Roberto Vega Ortiz and Theresa Knudson of Ballet22, a ballet company in the Bay Area that seeks to break gender normative traditions, talk about how they hope to change representation in the ballet field by presenting mxn en pointe.
Cherie Hill, Hope Mohr, and Karla Quintero, co-directors of The Bridge Project in the Bay Area, talk about their programming and their distributed leadership model, as well as Hope’s recent book reflecting on 10 years of The Bridge Project.
Nadia Adame, a dancer and actor based in Vancouver, Canada, describes her experience pursuing dance and theater as a person with a disability, and how both fields are slowly shifting toward better inclusion.
Marika Brussel, a contemporary ballet choreographer based in the Bay Area, describes her upcoming dance film that explores mythological women whose struggles speak to what many women face today.
Dance artists Sarah Crowell and Lauren Cox share their involvement in the upcoming production of “SPACES: Oakland” and how they seek to elevate the people of Oakland and their stories through movement, ritual, and community.