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Babel Dance announces one day virtual event in conjunction with International Women’s Day


Babel Dance announces “Its a She Thang”, a one day virtual event to be broadcast on Sunday, 7th march in conjunction with International Women’s Day. The event being broadcast live through Babel Dance’s youtube channel features an all female list of personalities on a series of talks, panels, dance classes, workshops and even a dance party.

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrated yearly on March 8 is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and is recognised by the United Nations as an internationally recognised event.

This year the theme for IWD is #ChooseToChallenge. This is a call to action for everyone to be responsible for our own thoughts and actions in calling out gender bias and inequality.

Babel Dance, spearheaded by its co-founder Maybelline Wong, chose to rise to that challenge by creating and curating this one day event with conversations, panels, workshops and classes. 

“I’ve dedicated my whole career to dance and movement but in the past few years, through Babel Dance we’ve been passionate about nurturing strength in femininity. Womxn of all walks of life deserve to be acknowledged for their strength and impact in the community. We are so honoured to have these strong, amazing, beautiful and inspirational womxn agree to join us as collaborators and speakers on this amazing day. Our hope is that whoever tunes in gets just that little more inspired to take responsibility and create action towards achieving gender equality,” said Maybelline Wong, Babel Dance.

List of events and speakers / collaborators and times:
9.00am-9.45am: Dance Class – Rise and GRIIND by Maybelline Wong

10.00am-11.00am: Fireside Chat with Petrina Thong & Maybelline Wong
A frank, insightful and inspiring chat with writer Petrina as she shares her experiences and learnings from the past few years on the road.

11.30am-12.30pm: How Dare She? A panel discussion between these amazing wxmen who have the strength (some say audacity) to live life as their truest selves. 
Speakers: Alicia Amin, Ann Osman, Melizarani T.Selva
Moderator: Nicole Chen

2.00pm-2.45pm: Conversations with a Life Coach Dhanya Nambiar with Maybelline Wong

3.00-4.00pm: Dance class – GRIIND (Intro) by Donna Holiwod

5.00-6.00pm: Womxn in a Man’s World? A panel discussion between womxn who walk their own uniquely strong way in a male centric industry.
Speakers: Lynda Chean, Angel Ng, Michelle Lee, Chen Wei Jia
Moderator: Rengeeta Rendava

6.00pm-7.30pm: Mayhem Femme Jam feat. HANGRIII & AIDAHOA virtual dance party featuring our favourite female DJs and a few familiar faces!

Broadcast live on:
Organised by: Babel Dance & Friends

For press information contact: (for event, talks and classes) (for Mayhem Femme Jam)

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