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Contrapunto: Dancing between Decolonization and Positive Ethics

Colonialism, a multi-faceted discourse, appears differently within peoples' histories around the world.
August 3, 2021
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“An Act of Care": A Conversation with Juan Felipe Miranda Medina

A conversation with Juan Felipe Miranda Medina dissects decolonization and decoloniality in dance.
July 16, 2021
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Dancers, Let’s Talk Palestine Part 1: Honor the Dancestry

As artists, our priority should be shifting narratives to resist oppressive regimes.
June 20, 2021
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Dancers, Let’s Talk Palestine Part 2: Ignorance is Bliss Until It Isn’t

In acknowledging our past we must also reckon with those we have failed in our pursuit of liberation.
June 20, 2021
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A “Life in Dance” or a White Lie

For POC dancers, “success” in elite institutions demands compliance above all else.
March 26, 2021
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Don’t Stop ‘Till You Get Enough: Detroit, Jackson, and Racialized Economies

Judith Hamera reminds readers that “enough” is just an illusion.
January 14, 2021
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Appreciate or Appropriate

A film captures the complex globalization of hula dance in Tokyo.
November 16, 2020
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Drag Dance: Relived, Reincarnated, Reimagined

Considering the 'politics of gender in motion' in drag performance
September 7, 2020
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