Shapes and Shades Dance Company in Magical Bodies

Promoting Fat and Body Outsider Dance

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.

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Quantifying Psychological Wellbeing in Dance

Dr. Moitree Banerjee, Dr. Lucie Clements, Kathleen McGuire Gaines, and Erin Sanchez discuss why it is essential to research and quantify psychological wellbeing in dance and how they hope to apply their work toward bettering mental health across the dance field.