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ChEckiT!Dance

New York, NY | http://www.checkitdance.com
Joined in May 2012

About Us

Mission

We are an emerging dance company whose mission is to create a crack in the stereotypical infrastructure of female stereotypes and standards. We wish to bring awareness and gender equality by walking the line of dance, dance thater, and performance art, while incorporating both original music and text.

Artistic Statement

What does it mean to be a woman? Being that almost all little girls were given pink blankets and booties at birth, we have been programmed to believe that women must look and act a certain way. We play with Barbie dolls, emulate movie stars, and wear make up and heels in order to become that iconic image. Although we feel that femininity should be celebrated, we also feel that sometimes it should be questioned. Is that really how women want to be defined? Of course, it might be the case that some of us do wish to be defined by an image and the idea of perfection, but not everyone does. As artists, we would like to examine the freedom to think about our options, and explore the common gender roles that society continues to enforce upon the world.

Through creative brainstorming and discussion, we discovered that we have a passion for expressing the need for gender equality and women's rights through dance. We hope to enter uncharted territory with our choreographic method, style, and mission. Together, we seek to elimintate traditional gender roles in dance and society, which is an important intent for the artistic arena.

With the desire to create something fresh and new, while making a statement about the absurdity of common female stereotypes, ChEckiT!Dance strives to create a more equal society for today's women.

Mission

We are an emerging dance company whose mission is to create a crack in the stereotypical infrastructure of female stereotypes and standards. We wish to bring awareness and gender equality by walking the line of dance, dance thater…

Issue Areas Include

  • Arts & Music
  • Civic Engagement
  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Women

Location

  • New York, NY

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