JoAnna Mendl Shaw founded The Equus Projects in 1999, a company that pairs dancers with horses for site-specific works created for rural and sometimes urban landscapes. Eighteen years later, she continues exploring diverse approaches to working with her non-conventional dance partners and implementing newly gained skills in her inter-species choreography.
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