phindie: Challenges, chances, changes—gender equity in concert dance: Interview with Helen Pickett

Author: Eri Yoneda

"Pennsylvania Ballet and FringeArts are presenting a symposium “Challenges, Chances, Changes—Gender Equity in Concert Dance” on October 30, 2017. While more and more women have been actively engaging and renowned as choreographers and directors, it still is the undeniable fact that women face lack of opportunities in the field of dance, just like they do in so many other fields. How do we challenge the hurdle? How do we create and obtain new opportunities? How can we move towards equity? One of six panelists, Helen Pickett is premiering her ballet at Pennsylvania Ballet’s upcoming playbill The Edge. She talked about her experience as a dancer and choreographer, vision for the younger people in the dance world and her new ballet Tilt."

Read the complete interview here