DEFYING GRAVITY

This Cuban dance troupe proves that beautiful dancing does not depend on a dancer’s shape

A professional dance troupe for dancers with obesity recently celebrated its 20th anniversary in Cuba.

The popular troupe, called Danza Voluminosa (Voluminous Dance), aims to shatter stereotypes about body image and beauty.

The group features both female and male dancers, and is led by a choreographer who is overweight. They perform their own versions of classical ballets, as well as more personal pieces about the discrimination faced by overweight people.

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