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Shaping Movement: An Embodied Conversation on Dance and Body Image

Body image. Body shaming. Eating disorders. These are difficult issues commonly experienced by dancers and athletes pressured to conform to particular physical and aesthetic standards, and often affecting others who live in a culture focused on appearances. Yet open and public conversations about the sensitive topics are not so prevalent nor so common.  Vashon Center for the Arts has collaborated with former professional ballerina Connie Flachs to present Shaping Movement: An Embodied Conversation on Dance and Body Image, a panel…

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