The party is meant to launch Alison Larkin’s two latest ventures in which the genders of the main characters were switched in these “freely adapted” versions of two of Dickens’ classics, “A Christmas Carol” and “Great Expectations.”
For these choreographers, the dance studio has become a veritable incubation space. It is the opportunity to explore what matters most, regardless of where they are in physical space, that gives rise to crucial conversations.
Difference enriches us and makes the world — and our country — a more interesting, vibrant, compassionate place. The United States, indeed, is built on that. We are also a nation that holds dear the concept of free speech — but threats and hateful words, whether violent or rhetorical, go beyond that concept. Free speech is a responsibility as much as a right.