Brooke Emory, a former professional backup dancer, fitness consultant, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur based in San Diego, CA, explains how her experience of mental and physical health challenges caused by the dance industry led her to found BeYou Movement, an inclusive global wellness community.
Wonyoung Kim, a dancer, actor, writer, and lawyer in South Korea, explores his own bias toward the aesthetics of disability and how he likens choreography to law.
Kevin O’Connor, a multidisciplinary artist whose work is rooted in collaboration, improvisation, community-engaged arts, somatics, ecology, and queer art practices, writes an ode to his “dancestor” Billy and makes suggestions for scores to improvise with one’s ancestors.
Mary Elizabeth Lenahan chronicles the story of former dancer Adelaide Vienneau, who danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem, and her son Preston, who is on the autism spectrum and dances with Dance Express in Fort Collins, CO.
Shannon Leypoldt, a dance artist, teacher, and sports massage therapist based in Berlin, looks at the link between artistic practice and the menstrual cycle.