We live in a world where gender inequality has been normalized. Where attention is too often directed at men for their intelligence and women for their bodies.
Since its inception, Trinity Irish Dance Company has celebrated the strength, poise, and resilience of young female artists, consistently presenting males and females on equal footing. Through intentional casting, choreography, and costumes, we are utilizing our artistic platform to denounce the objectification of women.
The #WeforSheTIDC movement celebrates our company members’ uncompromising determination to empower females, both on and off the dance floor.
Video by Paul Marshall
Photos by: C. Hoy Photography
“Power. Strength. Grace. When a group of women bound together by a common passion encourage these traits within one another, they become a force that can change the social conversation. My role in this conversation is through the power of dance.”
“Being a woman means being determined. It means breaking down barriers and fighting the many stereotypes that are consistently nudging us to the sidelines. I have been blessed with the opportunity to break down these barriers through dance. In TIDC, I am surrounded by amazingly powerful women and men who recognize and encourage this strength. Together, we hope to revolutionize the views of women in the Irish Dance community.”
“Women today still fight an uphill battle. I have found my voice in this battle through dance. The work we do at Trinity Irish Dance Company always comes from a place of strength that nurtures an environment of empowerment, greatness, and acceptance. I want to be able to say I fought for my children and grandchildren to have what I did not, to accomplish goals I did not, and beat the odds I could not.”
“Trinity Irish Dance Company is changing the narrative in the Irish dance world that often puts males at the forefront. I love the way that TIDC has always celebrated women for the powerful artists and leaders that they are. I’m grateful to be surrounded by strong women that I can learn from.”