Dance is a celebration of the human body as a vessel for creative passion. But it also challenges us to face our systematically reinforced ideas about body image and race: Vashon Center for the Arts (VCA) welcomes that challenge.
Shaping Movement: An Embodied Conversation on Body Image in Dance draws on a diverse panel of prestigious dance professionals and health experts to examine how body image and race play out in all dance genres including ballet, hip-hop, and modern dance.
The one-night-only event and discussion will be of special interest to dancers and dance fans, athletes, educators, or those who engage with issues of body image and race.
Erica Lynette Edwards–Founder of Cultivating Better Tomorrows, former Joffrey Ballet dancer.
Joshua Spell, LICSW–Counseling Therapist at PNB, former PNB dancer.
Dani Tirrel–Founder of The Congregation, Artist in Residence at Velocity & On the Boards.
Monica Van Winkle, MS–Owner at Nutrition in Action, Health Consultant to PNB & SPU.
Noelle Price–Professional dancer, Founder of PRICEarts.