Dance / TV / Women and Gender

The Warrior Princess and the Beast: A Look at Two Strong Female Dancers & Their Feminist Repertoire on SYTYCD

Last night, I watched the Season 8 finale of So You Think You Can Dance. After weeks of battling it out onstage, it all came down to the two best dancers of the season, Sasha and Melanie. As I previously wrote, dance can evoke feminism and female empowerment.  While the season featured many talented dancers, … Continue reading

Dance / TV / Women and Gender

Dancing Queen: How Dance Evokes Feminism and Female Empowerment

Do feminism and dance go together? Film, literature, sculpture, paintings and music can all be feminist or reveal a feminist message. Can artists convey feminism through the power of dance? I’ve been mulling over these thoughts when I watch So You Think You Can Dance. Initially, I didn’t think so. But why not? Dancers can … Continue reading