DANCE DATA PROJECT® RELEASES FIRST EPISODE OF MOVING FORCES: MOTHERHOOD IN DANCE
Northfield, IL | October 6, 2022 | Today, Dance Data Project® (DDP) is releasing the first episode of Moving Forces: Motherhood in Dance. This new interview series, curated by DDP Research Lead & Programming Consultant Becky Ferrell, features conversations with working mothers in varying roles in the dance field to discuss their personal experiences, work-life balance, and recommendations to create an increasingly inclusive dance ecosystem.
Mothers have had robust careers in dance for decades. However, support systems have rarely been woven into the foundation of dance organizations. Thankfully, Dance Data Project® has observed a growing call for lactation room availability, family leave, childcare provided during rehearsals/performances, and even residency programs for families, in order to transform organizational norms and improve sustainability for working mothers in the cultural sector.
Listen to the series announcement below:
Watch the first episode, a conversation with American Ballet Theatre dancer and mom Lauren Post, today on our social media channels or directly here.