Friday Film Break: "For the People" With Jack Ferver

As part of ThoughtMatter's "For the People" docuseries featuring creative interpretations of the U.S. Constitution, this video captures choreographer Jack Ferver opening up about being bullied as a child, the political nature of dance and the myth of equal access to the American dream.

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3 Reasons Dancers Should Delete Calorie-Counting Apps

Seeking control over the uncontrollable is a common coping mechanism we all use when we're stressed. For dancers, that can manifest as a tendency to overanalyze meals and obsessively monitor daily calorie burn: When weight and body-image anxieties lurk alongside the unfortunate encouragement of those behaviors within our culture, it's easy to say, "Hey, let me start tracking my calories to make sure I'm not eating too much."

But relying on apps to monitor our energy balance drives us further away from building self-confidence and trust with our bodies—two key components to optimal performance. So how should you think about fueling your body instead?

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