Inspiring Change through Dance
Imagine that you are an adolescent young girl living in a poor village in India. Your life looks bleak – you are expected to obey any male figure; you have to do all the family chores; and you will probably be married off at the age of fifteen. On top of that, you have never been given an opportunity to improve your situation because you have never had a day of proper education. But now imagine that you wake up one day knowing that you and five other girls around the world have been given the chance to attend a real school.
This past month, on January 17, four high school students—Divya Vatsa, Anagha Deshpande, Natasha Menon, and Shourya Kothakapu—organized a dance production that served as a fundraiser for an organization called She’s the First. Their production was called AZA, meaning ‘hope’, and centered all the dances on boundaries that women around the world face in varying degrees due to gender inequality.
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