Here’s a test: When you think of “women in dance” what images come to mind? Do you see variety and differences in those images? Do you see yourself in those images? For so long, I did not see myself in those images. My own reflection was invisible as a dancer.
Tammy and I celebrate women in dance every single day. For March, women’s history month, we thought it was appropriate to promote visibility and to shine a public spotlight on the diversity of women in dance over on our Your Body Raks Facebook page. We honor the pioneers, the innovators, the mentors, the unknown, the overlooked, the hidden treasures.
Here’s a visual sampler of our Women in Dance Celebration so far:
Magidah of Portland, Oregon performing at the 2007 Belly Dancer of the Year Pageant
We have not forgotten those dancers who inspire us and in our own work we hope we inspire others to find their own voice and spirit in movement. Who inspires you? We invite you to join Your Body Raks in our celebration of Women in Dance this month by submitting a photo or video with a message about the dancer to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be an international, national or local dancer from any dance style.
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