Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Immigration and Disability: Examining the Nexus of Movement Making
When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10023
Register for the Conversation: Free. Registration is required. Register here.
Accessibility: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is an accessible venue. Accessible men’s and women’s restrooms at the L level and on the third floor. Accessible women’s restrooms only on the second floor. Accessible water fountains are located at the L level and on the third floor. Auditorium house includes ramped seating, with wheelchair accessible spaces in the front and back of the house. FM assistive listening headsets are available upon request. The auditorium is lit by a combination of fluorescent and incandescent lights. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact Christopher Núñez at least two weeks prior to the event via email at email@example.com or call 212.966.4452 (voice only).
About: Join Dance/NYC and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts for a conversation on how cultural values, narratives, myths, and experiences shift at the nexus of disability and immigration. Inspired by Dance/NYC's Immigrants. Dance. Arts. and Disability. Dance. Artistry. initiatives, panelists will explore how the movement for disability rights and justice is manifesting in different geographies, and how local conversations can learn from or support those movements. How does the process of immigration support or challenge the needs of disabled dance artists? How do these opportunities and challenges impact the aesthetics of disabled dance makers? What perceptions do disabled, immigrant artists have on disability, and how do those differ in their home countries as compared to the United States?
Curated by Dance/NYC’s Immigrants. Dance. Arts. Task Force member and disabled performance artist Pelenakeke Brown, this panel discussion will include a showing of a new dance work.
Photo Credit: Pelenakeke Brown and Candace Thompson-Zachery by Albin Lohr-Jones
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Dance/NYC's diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are made possible with leadership support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dance/NYC convening is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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