Centre Stage: February 2020 (2)

21 Feb 2020

In keeping with our focus on LGBTQ+ History month, this week, we hear from Yukiko Masui. In this interview, Yuki talks about why she chooses to focus on themes of gender in her work – exploring the fluidity of gender in comparison to gender norms constructed by society, and why she thinks dance is the best way to explore these ideas…


“Dance can be quite traditionally gender stereotyped. Men lift women. Men lead women.”

“In contemporary there is more fluidity,… you can allow yourself to be who you are without being boxed in. That’s why dance can be a powerful tool to challenge gender norms.” 

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