The Art School Cheerleaders seek to merge audiences and make connections with established communities. Their goal is to further cross-community dialogue about local, regional, and national issues on individual rights and freedoms, as well as community issues or housing, charitable organizations, and the power of the people to effect government.
The Cheerleaders poke fun at stereotypes of artists and art school students, as well as the ridiculousness of conformity. Their performances contrast the campy style of traditional cheerleading to the political and intelligent lyrics of the cheers, which ask the audience to consider their role and work in their respective communities and in the nation at large.
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