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Émilie Poirier

 

Broadening the Stage

Connecting with dance audiences through body diversity, representation and inclusivity By Cristina Matteis

Pervasive conceptions about which bodies are considered beautiful, professionally acceptable or healthy continue to restrict how individuals seek self-expression through the art of dance. Activists, experts and dance artists discuss the importance of body diversity in presenting a wider range of lived experiences onstage, reaching new audiences and connecting with them more meaningfully.

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