JoAnna Mendl Shaw founded The Equus Projects in 1999, a company that pairs dancers with horses for site-specific works created for rural and sometimes urban landscapes. Eighteen years later, she continues exploring diverse approaches to working with her non-conventional dance partners and implementing newly gained skills in her inter-species choreography.
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Should choreography be sanitized?
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- Mary R. - Your question is biased. Choreographers should have freedom to express their artistry, however, well-known choreographers should be evolving the form with new and unheard of stories. How many times should I have to see a rape scene in a ballet?
- Courtney A. - If the choreography is to the point and it is purposefully executed, it should not be censored.
- Igor Z. - Perhaps you should ask the question about where the border line between being politically correct and freedom of speech is. Or, between good and bad taste?
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