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JaQuel Knight: Changing the Game, From Choreography to Copyright

“Choreographers are really the bastard kids of the industry,” he says. “We don’t have the respect that should be on our names based on the value we bring to a project, especially those of us who are Black and brown.” Earning choreographers that respect, he realized, would require forcing the industry to recognize their work’s value. And copyright—the establishment of legal ownership—would be his crowbar. 

Margaret Fuhrer
Dance Magazine cover image showing Jaquel Knight in a green jumpsuit leaning to the side on a chair.
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The Copyright Crusade

Inside JaQuel Knight's mission to bring choreography—and the people who create it—the respect they deserve.