Dance Education Forum: Focus on Equity 2018 – follow up & resources
Thank you to all who joined us for a rich and thoughtful conversation February 24th. We welcomed dancers, educators, activists, and leaders from multiple arenas of our diverse Bay Area dance scene, and were able to share the conversation via livefeed with our colleagues nationwide.
Big questions addressed during the discussion
What is equity? What is equity in dance?
Who are the gatekeepers to power in higher education & institutions? How can they join in these conversations?
How is equity being addressed in higher education, foundations & institutions?
What would happen if we created alternate systems focusing on arts, education and equity, rather than fighting for approval and acceptance from those already in power?
Often when we talk about power, we talk about the flow of money. What if we also consider the flow of relationships as having power & value?
What strategies can I use as a teacher to share power with and give power to my students?
What is my role & responsibility as a dance maker in addressing equity?
How do I access my creative power & what do I do with it?
Resources shared by forum participants
Choreographers & companies addressing issues of equity & shifting perspectives about who can dance
Classes & workshops
Inclusive Dance Partnering Master Class with Eric Kupers, March 10, 2018
Upcoming conversations addressing equity in dance
East Bay Dance Summit March 9, 2-5pm, Bandaloop Studio
Practitioner Exchange on Cross-cultural Dance: Access, Privilege & Equity, April 10, 4:30-6pm Luna Dance Institute