Episode 38: Partnering in a Me Too Era

In many dance forms, physical contact is considered an essential part of the experience and consent to touch is often assumed rather than explicitly given. However, consent is nuanced and without an open dialogue, dancers risk getting involved in more than feels comfortable or safe. But unfortunately, an open dialogue often isn’t part of dance classes, rehearsals, or auditions. While teaching a partnering class in the midst of the MeToo movement, Sarah Wilcoxon and Brittney Banaei set out to explore and challenge these dance norms. The result? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out!

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Host: Ellie Kusner

DanceWell Founders: Ellie Kusner and Marissa Schaeffer

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