Distortion is a dance/theatre production inspired by negative self-image and unrealistic expectations of the female body image.
Crescent City Choroegraphers proposes to create and produce a full length (1 1/2 hr) Dance Theatre Production, “Distorted Images” on October 5 & 6 2012 (2 evening shows and 1 matinee for the general audience and one matinee show for students/schools in Orleans Parish) based on the unrealistic expectations of female body image.
This piece was initially developed as a personal healing process. It addresses head-on, issues that have haunted young girls, women, dancers, athletes, in every race, age and ethnicity for years. This piece is our way of identifying the facts as well as the lies and offering ways to heal your mind, body and spirit.
We have recently finished a residency at Crowley Middle School in Crowley, LA. We worked with 6th - 8th grade students focusing on concepts of self love, self-esteem, peer pressure, eating disorders, self image and truth in advertising through dance and creative movement. This residency was a huge success. Students were able to perform dance pieces created by themselves, which focused on these concepts. There were two performances, 1 for the student body and 1 for the general public. Both performances were successful and very well received. As quoted by the teachers at Crowley Middle School, "This was the best program EVER at CMS."
Distorted Images is a work inspired by the self image, discontent, truth, and ultimately encouragement with a positive outlook on unrealistic expectations of the female body.
As a result of media and society perception, many women often don’t see themselves as others see them, and lack self esteem. The overwhelming presence of media images of painfully thin women means that real women’s bodies have practically become invisible in the mass media. Many women internalize these stereotypes, and judge themselves by the beauty industry's standards. They look in the mirror and are dissastified and sometimes even depressed by their own image. They tend to place self value on physical appearance, which is often compared to these unavchievable images in the media. Comparing themselves to these images encourages a life of discontent, disappointment and depression.
Most women don't want to discuss the forbidden topic (weight): The way they look at themselves...the thought of being broken down to be fixed into your ideal image...not based on reality, but on what we see everyday on tv, billboards, magazines and in the public eye. “Distorted Images” is a work which is intentended to bring forth these issues through performance art (dance, spoken word, media arts), and ultimately, taking a positive outlook on these unrealistic expectations. This knowledge, truth, understanding and experience is what we have chosen to share.
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