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Microaggressions, stereotypes, double-standards, discrimination, unwanted come-ons, manipulation, isolation, bad jokes, and pithy comments: ABUSES OF POWER and SEXISM in the ARTS and in DANCE come in all shapes and sizes.

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As a choreographer, I found out after a young choreographers evening that the male choreographer on the program had figured out a way to get paid more than me, because -as the producer said- “he’s very smart”. He is now a very successful choreographer promoted by many European dance institutions and Tanzhauses. The assumption is that he is more talented, but how much of his current success has to do with his earning more money at an early stage, having more freedoms, being given more respect, and being considered automatically “smarter” than his female counterparts?