As members of society, artists have historically served a dualistic purpose – to reflect the ideologies of the world in which they live, and to challenge those ideologies. By challenging ideologies, artists may enter into a world of social and political activism. However, can art be an effective form of protest? In this paper I explore the characteristics that allow dance to function as a form of social and political activism. Furthermore, I explore the potential implications of the female dancing body as it pertains to dance as an activist art form.
|Presenter:||Kristi Faulkner (Graduate Student)|
|Location:||Hartwell Dance Theater|
|Time:||10:15 am (Session I)|