“This is best part of my job,” he says. “I get to invite artists from incredibly diverse backgrounds whose aesthetics continue to implore audiences to question ways in which dance as an art form negotiates the idea of freedom while advocating for equity and global resistance.”

For the majority of her career, Felicia DeRosa has approached social justice and activism through her art. Over 30-some-odd years, she has explored and reflected back themes such as gender roles, the body as it’s exploited in media and advertising, mental illness, homelessness, faith, addiction, self-destruction, and, from time to time, politics.