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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.

Using art as a backdrop is not an excuse.  Change the names, be anonymous, but don't let little perpetrations go unnoticed, no matter how big or small.

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Quotes from a female choreographer to a female dancer

“You don’t look powerful on stage next to men.” 

“You look weak dancing with him.”

“Don’t forget he is your competition on stage.”

“Make your legs look more like his.”

“Just embody him and his presence.”

“Your solo isn’t working so I’m going to dim the lights.”

“You need to be more butch.”

“Don’t do your normal walk when you are in rehearsal, I need you to walk around the studio like you have more power.”