3:30pm – 5:00pm
April 29, 2017
Studio G05 at Abrons Arts Center

466 Grand St New York, NY 10002

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This conversation will take a detailed look at the culture around child-rearing as a performer. How do structures and attitudes in the field invite and support or discourage and overlook the choice to be primarily a dancer, rather than a dance-maker? In a dance economy focused on finding support for choreographers, what are the concrete ways performers are finding to navigate parenting and dancing?

Moderated by Nia Love 

With Anna Azrieli, Peggy Cheng, Heather Olson Trovato, Samantha Speis and Sarah White-Ayón

Childcare will be provided on site.

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Anna Azrieli

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