DANCE OF DEFIANCE THREE WAYS (After Bill Elliot)

(2022) The helplessness and anger I felt when it became clear that abortion rights were under attack in the United States was similar to the disenfranchisement I felt as a child, when I didn't know how to advocate for myself. In this video I reimagine the possibilities for self-advocacy, body autonomy, and exuberant expressions of rage by extracting and extending a small bit of the dance scene refered to on YouTube as "Dance of Defiance" from the film Billy Elliot.