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Leaders and Followers

Leaders and Followers

If you want to go out and become an expert in salsa dancing, you will most likely be confronted with a fait amount of painful heteronormativity. Danyèla decided to not march in time to this tired beat. Instead she stubbornly kept correcting her dance teachers, and thus changed the language around salsa. From men and women to leaders and followers.

In salsa, you commonly have two roles. Traditionally that would be a leading man and a following woman. However, I cannot come as a surprise that we don’t fuck with traditions around these parts. Danyèla agrees. We should not connect dance parts to any gender, just call it by its practical description, hence leaders and followers.

For the first time since the beginning of the show someone from France has found her way on the podcast. Something I’ve been trying to get done for four years. What’s more this episode: the importance of t.v. and a sudden realization.

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