Events

Counterpoint ProjectCreated by Endalyn Taylor, assistant professor in dance, and Patrick Hammie, associate professor of painting and sculpture, the Counterpoint Project seeks to democratize an art form that has traditionally heralded young white bodies and "sameness" as its most treasured aesthetic by addressing several areas of "otherness" within the balletic aesthetic including brownness, muscularity, physical disability, and accomplishment in the field.

The project creates a platform that educates communities about the historical and present-day accomplishments of groundbreaking black ballerinas in hopes of invigorating the consideration of ballet as a viable professional venture for black and brown youth. Seeing women with similar cultural, social, and economic histories dancing through barriers of biases broadens the perception of what is acceptable and fair in the world of ballet and challenges the field to investigate the potential for intersectionality in the future.