Oluyinka Akinjiola, artistic director of Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater in Portland, OR, discusses how she presents Afro centric dance as a core value and aesthetic.
Esie Mensah a dance artist in Toronto, Canada, discusses her work, SHADES, which examines the effects of colorism within the Black community, and her extensive process revisiting that theme from many different angles.
Emily Running shares how and why she founded Dance Wire, an organization that aims to enhance the prosperity and visibility of dance in Portland, OR, as well as her hopes for making dance an integral part of more people’s lives.
Karen Daly, a dancer in Eugene, OR with DanceAbility International, shares the story of her entrance into dance in her 40s and some highlights from her career working with DanceAbility.
Daria Baidina, a Moscow-based dance artist, shares her experience participating in the Inclusive Dance Lab, a project of BodyWise Dance, which is a dance organization run by Margot Greenlee in Washington DC.