“I want to create a program that trains dancers as artists and empowers people to love and feel gratitude for their bodies.”
—Jane Hawley, creator of MF
This curriculum develops dancers who understand the intelligence of their bodies. This gives agency to our dancers. It also challenges the ideals held in traditional dance, which can often be destructive for dancers.
This program promotes diversity in body shapes, range in ages and abilities, self-reliance, and economic access to dance practice and performance.
Movement Fundamentals—Liberating Practices for the Dance Artist, copyright Jane Hawley, 2001.