Dancing their way to the ballot box
New Breed Dance Company is a Boulder, Colo.-based dance company that specializes in jazz. However, the dancers' ability to perform during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic was severely limited so they used their talents to encourage citizens to get out and vote.
"We all are not only very passionate about the arts and dance in particular, but we are a collective body of people who care about what's happening to our community and our country," said Linzee Klinkenberg, the artistic director for New Breed.
"As an artist," Klinkeberg explained, "I felt like the best thing I could do was utilize my gifts and experiences to literally dance my way to the ballot box, to dance for democracy ... and encourage other people to celebrate the privilege we have, which is to vote."
In one video, several dancers dressed as postal carriers move to Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" as messages emphasizing the safety and importance of voting pop up on the screen.Enjoy the video and as always please share with us your ideas on other examples of how dance and democracy interconnect by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org