Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.
Mr. Goldhuber began working with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1985 touring worldwide and creating roles in such landmark dances as Still/Here and Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land. In 1995, Goldhuber received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for "sustained achievement as an influential presence in modern dance" and served as the host for the 2002 awards. He is the recipient of a 2002 Fellowship in Choreography from NYFA, and funding from the Jerome, Harkness, Bossak/Heilbron, and Joyce Theater Foundations, as well as the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the American Music Center. His work has been commissioned by The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Dance Theater Workshop, Lower Manhattan Culture Council (LMCC), Danspace Project, Performance Space 122, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), and Jacob's Pillow among others. Goldhuber is an artist in residence for 2007-8 season at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
Actress, model, bestselling author, and Life magazine covergirl in 1980; Miss Piggy personified the contrasts emerging in the liberated female identity of her times - She was classy yet down-to-earth, glamorous yet real, sweet yet good with a karate chop, lovingly dedicated to Kermit yet pushing for her own career. Miss Piggy never let showbiz pigeon-hole her because of size discrimination or her species. She was glamorous, sexy, smart, funny, plus size, and feminine. Eat your heart out Farrah Fawcett!
Kathy Bates is an Academy Award-winning American theatrical, film and television actress, and a stage and television director. She's showing Hollywood that really great actresses come in all sizes and can play any role.
Kamakawiwo'ole was nicknamed "The Gentle Giant" by his admirers. He was described as always cheerful and positive, and he was best known for his love of the land and of the people of Hawai'i. Through his consummate ukulele playing and incorporation of other idioms (such as jazz and reggae), Iz remains one of the major influences in Hawaiian music over the last 15 years.
Naked on the Inside comes at a time when the Western world has never been more obsessed with body image. This fresh and unnerving feature-length documentary asks a simple, but audacious, question: Beyond our clothes and skin, who are we? And so it begins. Six extra-ordinary people from around the world reveal their bodies and share their secrets in a unique experiment in search of their inner selves. www.nakedontheinside.com
Mo'Nique is an award-winning comedienne, actress, producer, and clothing designer who has become a role model for voluptuous women everywhere. She's proving that you don't have to be a size 0 to be sexy and fabulous!
Sammo Hung is a Chinese actor, producer, and director from Hong Kong; known for his work in many kung fu films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, King Hu, Stephen Chow and John Woo. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre, and started the Jiang Shi (hopping vampire) genre.
Jang Mi-ran of South Korea set three world records and won the Gold medal in the Women's 75+kg Weightlifting event. Congratulations Jang Mi-ran!!! These ladies are all so amazing, beautiful, and strong. Cheryl Haworth of the USA came in 6th place. She was lifting 316 lbs in the clean and jerk. They all have so much heart! The Samoan lady Ele Opeloge has cool tatoos. The Australian Debra Lovely is like a mind-emotion-spirit terminator. Wow. They are all so inspiring! Click "Rewind: Women's 75+kg" to watch the event. You don't have to be a cable subscriber, just fill in whatever cable company is local to you at the NBC prompt.
Come check out a show! Big Moves also hosts dance classes with size-accepting instructors, helping participants find the moves that suit their style. We plan outings to dance performances, and provide opportunities for dancers to work on performance skills. Check out the schedule and join us for some dance fun!
Danny DeVito is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actor, director and producer. He has been called one of the entertainment industry's most versatile players. DeVito's trademark is films that have darker comedic themes. DeVito starred in such films as Junior, Batman Returns, Twins, Romancing the Stone, Throw Mama from the Train, Ruthless People, and Tin Men.
John Goodman is a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actor. He is also well known for his strength, singing, and dancing. He's appeared in numerous films including Raising Arizona; Barton Fink; The Big Lebowski; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; King Ralph; The Babe; and he's also had a recurring role on The West Wing. We want more movies starring John Goodman please!
Gary Farmer is a member of the Cayuga nation within the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. He has worked as an actor, director, producer, and journalist for more than twenty years. He has appeared in more than a dozen feature films in Canada and the United States including Dead Man, Smoke Signals, and Skins. Farmer won the Filmmakers Award at the U.S. Film Festival and a Best Actor award at the American Indian Film Festival.
Hip-hop's original overweight lover, Heavy D parlayed an eminently likable persona and strong MC skills into a lengthy career, in tandem with his backing group the Boyz. Weighing in at over 250 pounds, his girth could easily have become a one-note premise, but he varied his lyrical concerns to include positive message tracks and fun-loving party jams, and exuded a genuine warmth and respect for women. Moreover, he was an all-around talent -- an agile dancer, a naturalistic actor, and an astute businessman who eventually became a label executive. He maintained a solid, steady level of popularity all the way through the '90s, and his albums kept on going gold.
John Candy was one of Canada's most amazingly talented and funniest actors. Planes, Trains & Automobiles, The Great Outdoors, Uncle Buck, Who's Harry Crumb?, Spaceballs, Armed and Dangerous, Splash.... Was there any great comedy of the 1980's that didn't have John Candy in it? Thanks for all the great laughs, John. And thanks for demanding respect, never letting moviemakers insult you as a plus size talent.
Alexandra Beller's work has been written up by major dance magazines here and abroad, but the coverage almost invariably focuses on her weight, not her dance. “A part of me knows that it's still a big deal. Because I'm the first woman of an atypical body type in a major modern dance company in this country. Of course I'm breaking down barriers, and I'm doing it with my own body. But sometimes it just kills me that these reviews have to talk about it. They always say something positive about my dancing, and they usually frame however they're talking about my body in a generous light, too, but sometimes I just feel like, Can you just talk about my dancing? That's really what I'm here for. I realize that I've taken on this other role because I have to, because it comes with the package. But I didn't really sign up to be the poster girl." INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Disclaimer: Mrs. Turnblad (John Travolta) happens to have a disordered eating pattern. Her daughter Tracy does not. People of all sizes can have disordered eating and not all plus size people are overeaters. Enjoy this movie's size positive message and feel free to refer your friends and family of all sizes with disordered eating patterns to resources in our Eating Disorders, Non-Diet Programs, and Healthy Eating For All Sizes listings.