In this podcast, Russell Stevenson and Kate Harline discuss an aspect of Mormon cultural art that is easy to overlook: dancing. Though seemingly recreational, Mormon dance in fact highlights deeper issues in the development of Mormon identity: theologically, sexually, and even racially. They analyze how Mormon dance has served as a cultural “contact zone” between the Mormon community and outsiders. They also interview Katherine Winder, a full-time professional Mormon dancer from the Repertory Dance Theater of Salt Lake City. She tells how she came to be a dancer, how her faith informs her art, and her touching experiences as a dance instructor in a leper colony in India. Join us for this compelling exploration of the Mormon people have used dance both to celebrate and control their bodies over the past 180 years.