Has anyone else heard about this?
This past Tuesday the Texas House tentatively passed a bill that would ban sexually suggestive dance moves and regulate other school activities that might be considered too sexual in nature. The Bill was proposed by Rep. Al Edwards, D-Houston and here is a quote about how he described the vulgarity he is making reference to, "you'll know it when you see it."
If the bill survives another House vote, the measure will actually go to the US Senate.
I know this does not sound like too big of a deal for professional dance companies but this is a situation that I feel is very important to watch. The thing to keep in mind is that this bill was able to be passed in the Texas House because the argument of taxpayer dollars funding what is being accused as indecent worked. Many dance companies do get some funding from state and local government. Maybe not as much as in previous years but in this day and age dance companies need every dime they can get their hands on. With all the "Faith Based Initiatives"
of our current administration this decision might lead to more and more government regulations for use of taxpayer dollars which will inevitably effect arts organizations.
Any other thoughts?