Shannon Dooley and the Retrosweat experience, 2016 by Chrissie Hall

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Artist's statement

Shannon Dooley is the founder of ‘Retrosweat’ – an 80s-inspired fitness aerobics class where people can dance and release their inhibitions. Shannon herself encapsulates Retrosweat: she is a confident, colourful and engaging presence who knows how to have fun. When Shannon was seventeen her hair fell out without warning, in a matter of days. She was subsequently diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable condition. And while this has caused some emotional turmoil in the past, now Shannon doesn’t let anything get in her way.