This Is How You Use Dance and The Spice Girls to Solve World Problems
In September 2015, The Global Goals for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders as a way to tackle huge problems like climate change and access to healthcare.
Because of the relation between gender inequality and poverty, women and girls are disproportionately effected by the same issues and problems that all people face, like access to clean water and the chance to pursue an education. As a way to make sure that gender equality stays at the forefront of everyone's mind, the geniuses at The Global Goals created this video that features amazing dancers, and women and girls from around the world, singing about what they really, really want.
Oh, and yes. That's a Spice Girls reference. #girlpower
Of course, we love that all the performers were credited for this video—Jacqueline Fernandez, Seyi Shay, Gigi Lamayne, Moneoa, M.O., Taylor Hatala and Larsen Thompson—along with director MJ Delaney and the other editors and crew involved with the project.
Get involved by posting a photo of yourself telling the world what you want for women and girls. Use the hashtag #whatireallyreallywant and, better yet, make it a mini-dance video!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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Isabella Boylston in "The Bright Stream" (Rosalie O'Connor, courtesy American Ballet Theatre)
Beloved by ballet fans for her lucid technique and onstage effervescence, by her Instagram followers for the deftly curated photos and videos she shares of her glamorous life, and by fangirl Jennifer Garner for all of the above, American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston is one of the rare ballet stars who's achieved mainstream fame. A native of Sun Valley, ID, Boylston trained at the Academy of Colorado Ballet and the Harid Conservatory before joining the ABT Studio Company in 2005. She entered the main company as an apprentice in 2006, and attained principal status in 2014. In addition to her successes with ABT, where she dances nearly every major ballerina role, Boylston has served as artistic director of the annual Ballet Sun Valley Festival, which brings high-level performances and classes to her hometown. And speaking of famous Jennifers: Boylston recently appeared as Jennifer Lawrence's dance double in the film Red Sparrow. Catch her onstage with ABT as Manon, Odette/Odile, and Princess Aurora during the company's Metropolitan Opera House season this summer in NYC. —Margaret Fuhrer