Dance/NYC Hosts Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices

Friday, June 10, 2016

Dance/NYC Hosts Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices


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Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices
A Conversation Series in New York City
Presented by Dance/NYC, in collaboration with AXIS Dance Company and Dance/USA


Join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations at the intersection of disability and dance. Each event pairs a New York City dance leader with an (inter)national guest working at this nexus. Our goal is to forge a place for disabled artists/artistry in New York’s cultural ecosystem – a place where disabled artists can flourish. We invite you to work with us to create new places for disabled artists in NYC’s cultural landscape.

Dance Makers on Disability
July 7, 2016
Marc Brew with Dianne McIntyre

Disability, Race, and the Practice of Dance
September 20, 2016
Carrie Sandahl with Aimee Meredith Cox

Dance Educators on Disability
October 17, 2016
Victoria Marks with David Dorfman

Disability and National Synergies in Dance
November 15, 2016
Judith Smith with Alice Sheppard

The series extends Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. initiative, which aims to advance professional development, and further the artistry of disabled dancers in integrated settings and in settings exclusively for disabled dancers. It will bring new (inter)national voices together with NYC dance leaders. It coincides with a national initiative and set of convenings across the United States undertaken by AXIS Dance Company with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. Dance/NYC works in alliance with Dance/USA.

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Dance/NYC’s Disability.Dance.Artistry. initiative has received leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and Booth Ferris Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Dance/NYC’s convening is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Special thanks to Alice Sheppard, Dance/NYC Board Member and Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force Member, and Simi Linton, Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force Member, for their leadership in shaping this program.


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