We are excited to announce the launch of the Discussing Disability in Dance book project FUNDRAISER!
The Discussing Disability in Dance book project has been a four-year collaboration between Albuquerque-based dance artist/ arts journalist Emmaly Wiederholt and Austin-based dance educator/disability advocate Silva Laukkanen along with illustrations by San Francisco-based visual artist Liz Brent-Maldonado. We seek to document and celebrate the myriad ways professional dance artists with disabilities are reshaping a field that has historically been excluded to them.
It has been our honor to interview 35 professional dance artists from 14 countries about their experience pursuing their careers as well as their views on barriers and access to training and press.
During this month through early March, we are asking for support in completing this important project. We are asking for $5,000 to cover illustrator, designer, and publishing costs. We aim to publish the book and have it available for purchase by the end of the year or early 2022.
Donate to our fundraiser here: gf.me/u/zhnydn
Read more about the project, including several previously published interviews here: stanceondance.com/discussing-disability-in-dance
Follow Stance on Dance over the next month to read 10 more interviews with dance artists ranging from South Africa to New Zealand, including many dance artists from the US and Canada. Their perspectives, combined with those of the other 25 dance artists we interviewed, paint a portrait of an exciting and burgeoning field.
Please consider making a donation and/or sharing our project with anyone who may be interested in learning more about disability in dance. Your support is invaluable.
Emmaly, Silva, and Liz
Illustrations by Liz Brent-Maldonado
Image description: This is a compilation of eight illustrations featuring some of the dancers in the book project. There are four on the top and four on the bottom. All are done in the same style and color scheme of red and blue.