News: Supporting Female Choreographers
Judith Mackrell notes a turning point in the funding and commissioning of work by female choreographers,
Three years ago “Dance UK and Dance Umbrella hosted a public discussion titled simply: “Where are the women?” Anxious, angry discussions were sparked as to why an art form that used to boast a profusion of female talent had ended up with most of its high-profile choreographers being male”
“Things have begun to change. Partly, a crop of new work has appeared with xx chromosomes firmly embedded in it; partly, programmers have sharpened their focus.”
Mackrell highlights choreographers such as Liv Lorent, Gauri Sharma Tripathi, Kate Prince and others, who are helping to drive that change.
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Guardian, 19 Aug.12
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