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Dancing The Self- how dance for women became a women's movement

(First published in Animated Magazine Summer 2017) Like most great things, this project grew organically. I’d been living and working in Cairo on and off for two years and I was full to the brim with inspiration from the energy and challenges that brought with it. From the openness and passion of every audience member, workshop participant and artist, to the beautiful but decaying architecture, overwhelmingly busy streets and relentless noise. The biggest challenge was being a woman here, with street harassment at endemic levels and a deeply entrenched misogyny. Yet on the other hand, my own prejudice was crumbling around me. Just like most other British white middle class children, I was ra

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