Inclusion in the arts, what does it mean in 2023? Specifically in the context of inclusive dance. The team at We Are Epic shares their thoughts on the term “inclusive dance”, how it relates to the intersectionality of a person’s identity and reflect on the evolving understanding of inclusion.
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Indulging in my creative juices as Jasmine allows us to make our own work is developing my artistic flair and individuality. Jasmine is opening my eyes to movement approaches that are less based on genre, form and precision but more based on freedom, connection, and stage presence. This compliments the theory and practical on choreographic composition I am studying at University.
The inclusive environment [at ID] allows me to feel emotionally safe which I feel is allowing me to learn faster than environments where I don't feel I 'fit in'.
The company provides me with a safe space where I can refine my technique and experiment with movement in a fun and non-judgmental environment. ID has assisted me in developing crucial abilities, experiences, and confidence that I can carry with me as an artist entering the professional world.