After recovering from what was likely coronavirus, Washington DC-based sand dancer Donne Lewis describes how her goals of “making it” as a dancer have shifted.
New York City-based dancers Joy Havens and Nehemoyia Young, both members of Gibney’s Moving Toward Justice Cohort, seek to address religious trauma through dance in their project “In Liberated Company.”
“In a culture that is so terrified of the awkward, the messy, emotional honesty, sickness and ultimately death, how can we honestly measure success?” asks Austin-based performance artist Lauren Tietz.
Madelyn Biven, a dance artist based in Hawai’i, reflects on the duality she experienced pursuing dance in the continental US while simultaneously longing for her home on the islands. She shares how she navigated and found peace within that divide.
London-based dance artist Shannon Oleson shares how conversations on decolonization and transferable skills within the dance curriculum arose while doing her MFA research.