Roughly a dozen people sit crowded around a table that is mostly covered in a large sheet of paper strewn with red and blue writing. Someone adds to it in red marker while they listen to each other speak.

Whistle Launches Disrupting Harm in Dance, an Online Tool Kit to Help Dancers Navigate Dysfunctional Work Cultures

In a perfect world, dance institutions would take the initiative to protect dancers from the abusive and dysfunctional work environments that still plague the industry. But after years of activism through their organization Whistle, which focuses on ending gender-based harm and other forms of abuse in dance by offering workshops and resources, Robyn Doty and Frances Chiaverini were finding that this wasn’t the reality of the field.

How Neurodivergence Informs Elisabeth Motley’s Creations

Elisabeth Motley makes rigorously researched, highly experimental work based on her experience with brain disease, a recurring encephalitis. With an undergraduate degree from Juilliard, an MFA in interdisciplinary arts, a Fulbright award, and a PhD in progress in dance practice-as-research, she’s made multimedia dances with her eponymous company since 2010. (Disclosure: I am a founding […]

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