For many little girls (and probably boys) fantasies of being a ballerina are practically a rite of passage. But for big girls, that dream must seem like an impossibility. Stringent size and weight expectations are par for the course: Dancers are tall, impossibly thin, lithe, and muscular -- period. But that could now change. Body size is currently a hot topic in the dance community, thanks in part to the size-discrimination complaint filed by local dancer and choreographer Krissy Keefer against the San Francisco Ballet, which rejected her daughter Fredrika for its professional training program. The... More >>>
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Big girls don't cry; they dance in "Bodies in Motion."