Gender and Disability
In the eyes of society the dance community seems like a good place to be accepted since there are so many different types of people in the community. Gender can be expressed in so many ways such as male or female, but it can also be expressed as a way for someone to express themselves not necessarily by their actual sex but in a way that makes them comfortable. Gender can be constructed through expressions and acceptance. If a person in the dance community is expressing themselves opposite of their sex and they have accepted it and so has other people in the dance community; then the community is constructed in a way to where everyone is accepted no matter what.
When it comes to the term representation there are a plethora of different definitions that can be used. Representation in this case means the description or portrayal of someone in a particular way or as being of a certain nature. Gender is represented in any way that a human being could possibly classify themselves, it may not necessarily be male or female but it could be the opposite of their actual gender or a mixture of both, it just depends. Gender in the dance community in my eyes should be a general understanding. What I mean by a general understanding is- a good place to be yourself and not worry about what others may think or how they might feel. At the end of the day when it comes to a dance community whether it is abled or disabled it should not matter how someone expresses themselves because they should be accepted into that community no matter what. Acceptance plays a huge role in a community because that is the only way to keep everything moving smoothly; there are going to be some rough patches that comes with the territory but it should not stop a strong bond between the dancers. Now the disabled community on the other hand would more of a place of acceptance than the abled body dancers. The reason I say this is...