Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series: Conversation with Jess Curtis and Claire Cunningham


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When: Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: University Settlement, Speyer Hall, 184 Eldridge Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002
Register for the Conversation: Free. Registration is required. Register here. 

Accessibility:   University settlement is an accessible venue. Wheelchair ramps and elevators are available via the 184 Eldridge entrance. The main event space includes a wheelchair accessible bathroom.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact Hannah Joo at least two weeks prior to the event via email at or call 212.966.4452 (voice only). ASL interpretation will be provided.

About: Join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry. Organized around upcoming New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series will feature leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance made by and with disabled artists. 

The fifth conversation in the series will be hosted in partnership with American Realness and will feature Jess Curtis/Gravity, Claire Cunningham and Marissa Perel. 

Learn more about additional events in the series here. 




  • Kevin Gotkin, Co-Founder of The Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force (moderator)
  • Ben Pryor, Curator, Producer, American Realness, and Director of Performance & Residency Programs, Gibney Dance
  • Claire Cunningham, Performer
  • Jess Curtis, Artistic Director, Jess Curtis/Gravity
  • Marissa Perel, Artist and Writer

For panelist bios click here

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Photo credit: Photo by - Pictured Cunningham and Curtis  

Leadership support for this series has been provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dance/NYC convenings are made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; and by the National Endowment for the Arts. For their founding and leadership support of Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry. initiative, Dance/NYC thanks the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation and Engaging Dance Audiences administered by Dance/USA and made possible with the generous funding of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. For their partnership and guidance, Dance/NYC thanks the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, Victor Calise, Commissioner, Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, Art Beyond Sight, The Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force, and the Disability. Dance. Artistry. Task Force.

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Dance/NYC seeks partners and speakers with a variety of viewpoints for its events with the goal of generating discussion. The inclusion of any partner or speaker does not constitute an endorsement by Dance/NYC of that partner's or speaker's views.

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