The Ottawa-born choreographer Dana Michel found dance in her late-20s, and at 35 debuted Yellow Towel, a visceral solo show exploring her relationship to race and blackness. Her work is raw, daring, improvisational, and bizarrely funny. The New York Times called Yellow Towel one of the year’s best, and within months she was performing the work on major stages all over the world. Host Sean O’Neill meets with Dana at home in Montreal to hear about her unlikely journey, before travelling with her to Venice, Italy, where Dana will step onto her biggest stage yet. Dana will perform Yellow Towel at the Venice Biennale and receive one of the dance world’s highest honors: the Biennale’s Silver Lion.