New York City-based movement educator Rachel McCaulsky describes how she ended up teaching dance across multiple schools to students with disabilities, and how that led to a passion for writing dance curriculum and developing creative assessment tools.
New York-based dance educator Sandi Stratton-Gonzalez describes her experience working for 20 years at the first fully inclusive public school in the country, and how it led to her later efforts to represent dance educators and advocate for students with disabilities.
Finnish artist/theater director Teemu Mäki and Finnish dance artist Maija Nurmio share the impetus behind their collaborative work “Éliane,” which is based on the compositions of the French composer Éliane Radique, and wrestle with the purpose of experimental art.
Kat Rampackova, a dance artist based in Barcelona, shares her journey finding herself as a freelancer, how she co-founded Priestor Súčasného Tanca for contemporary dance in her native Slovakia, and the impetus behind her recent piece “Mirage” with the Finnish dance company Kaaos.
Kadar Khristan, a dancer/performer and the vice president of DanceAbility Finland, reflects on the therapeutic and social benefits of dance, and how performing boosted his confidence as both a person with a disability and as an immigrant.