Kyra Newton, founder of Blissful Dance in Calgary, discusses how cultural dance forms like West African, Bhangra, and flamenco could be expanded through accessible pedagogies and digital formats.
Bay Area multidisciplinary artist Eric Kupers discusses the impetus for the Inclusive Performance Festival, how “inclusion” is an ever-expanding term, and why new ways of thinking about performance are more needed than ever.
Bay Area-based dancer/choreographer Raven Malouf-Renning shares their experience finding their voice as a fat and non-binary performer, as well as their involvement helping to organize “Wandering in the Wilderness” as part of the Inclusive Performance Festival.
California-based choreographer Megan Briceno discusses how the intolerance she faced as a fat dancer led her to form Shapes and Shades Dance Company, as well as why she is organizing the Fat Body Positive Performing Arts Showcase for the Inclusive Performance Festival.
Bay Area-based drag performer SNJV shares his involvement with the Inclusive Performance Festival and how his drag is an amalgamation of his cultural experience.