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Emily Coates
Emily Coates teaches and directs the dance studies curriculum at Yale University. A professional dancer for over 20 years, she has danced with New York City Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp and Yvonne Rainer. With particle physicist Sarah Demers, she is co-authoring a book on physics and dance, to be published by Yale University Press. She is a Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.

Entries by Emily Coates

Engagement Féminin: Women, Education and Contemporary Dance in West Africa

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 2:17 PM

Over 200 young women have been kidnapped and remain missing in northeast Nigeria, as part of a horrifying crusade against women's education that is difficult to comprehend. Their scared, haunted expressions captured in video images are reminders that we cannot forget them or give up trying to reunite them with...

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Spectral Ballerinas: On a Pedestal, Written Out of History

(2) Comments | Posted January 27, 2014 | 3:37 PM

In classical ballet, though the ballerina is often the center of attention -- partnered, catered to, alone in the spotlight -- once off stage her authority is diminished in ways that limit the next steps in her career. When women are not promoted into positions of leadership, we stop hearing...

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