Sarah East Johnson has loved to dance since her teen years. She took countless classes in her hometown of Los Altos, California, honing her movement skills. However, the message from her teachers was anything but encouraging. They suggested she get rid of her blue hair, lose her muscles and drop 10 pounds.
“When I couldn’t find a place inside the dance world, I created my own space,” she says. “Along the way, I found some very special women eager to join in.”
In 1998, Johnson founded LAVA, a feminist acrobatic dance company based in Brooklyn, New York that pushes the boundaries of dance, gravity and gender expectations.
The company presents its work “A Goddessey” at Wise Fool New Mexico on May 12 and 13. [Read More…]