I'm writing today to share with you The Dance Union - a podcast that is becoming an increasingly important resource to the dance/performance community. The Dance Union podcast is the brainchild of J Bouey and Melanie Greene. It captures timely and ephemeral conversations circulating within dance communities. It supports transparent discourse about a variety of topics including pay inequality, sexual harassment, abuse of power, and tokenism. The Dance Union podcast was born from the need to unify and amplify marginalized voices within the United States dance communities.
A unique component of the podcast is that hosts J. and Melanie, both Black artists, center Black and marginalized experiences through culturally specific considerations, and first person advocacy. Guests are invited each week to share their experiences, and in addition to clever incorporation of movement into a digital medium, episodes offer History for the Future, a main topic of discussion, and statements envisioning a truly realized Dance Union.
Here is a link to a few of their episodes, I hope you will take the time to listen!
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Thank you for considering,