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The dance floor was a place of belonging in the face of homophobic violence, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and moralistic representations of gay life. (Philip Share/Craig Jennex)

How LGBTQ2+ 1980s dance parties sparked collective joy and power — and can again

Toronto’s Gay Community Dance Committee funded lesbian and gay liberation organizing in an unkind era that made community work not only difficult, but increasingly necessary.
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Are some brains wired for dance?

Some people do inherit traits which promote dance ability - but with hard work almost anyone can learn to dance well due to the plasticity of the brain
Toronto Raptors’ Norman Powell goes up for a shot with Boston Celtics’ Kemba Walker in tow during an NBA conference semifinal playoff game, Sept. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

4 lessons from the NBA bubble for the future of live arts performance

The successes of the NBA’s #WholeNewGame provide important lessons for performing artists about audience investment and hybrid digital-live events.

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