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Sheopatra Jones and Yorelis Apolinario on Dance as an Act of Resistance

Multitalented movement artists Sheopatra Jones and Yorelis Apolinario first met while auditioning for Season 12 of "So You Think You Can Dance." They connected immediately. At the time, Jones was forming a new all-female collective called The Council, a safe space for women to develop their art, and she knew she wanted Apolinario to be a part of it. Eventually, the duo's friendship and artistic alliance turned into a romantic relationship. Today, they're engaged, and their work together is often inspired by their commitment to social justice. Dance Spirit spoke to Jones and Apolinario to learn more about The Council, why dancers are such an important part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and what dancer-activ...

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Sheopatra Jones and Yorelis Apolinario on Dance as an Act of Resistance
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