For the past eight years, Sydney has been writing in every year, describing her life in dance. This year she performed the lead in Giselle, finished her dance degree, and began auditioning for companies before managing disappointment and resiliently training at home once the pandemic hit.
Tucson-based dance artist, mother, and Latinx choreographer Yvonne Montoya reconfigures her work investigating the meaning of home in light of the pandemic.
“I feel like we have only just begun to understand the breadth of the field of disability in dance.” Silva Laukkanen shares how working on the Discussing Disability in Dance Project has shaped her perspective.
“I can make space for myself when I need and want to!” Finnish dance artist Maija Karhunen discusses her experiences with othering and politeness as part of the Discussing Disability in Dance Project.
“Is Blackness performative disability? How do we de-center sight as a primary source of consumption? Are there different ways of using description of aesthetic and accessibility?” NYC-based visually impaired dancer/choreographer Kayla Hamilton asks all this and more in her interview as part of the Discussing Disability in Dance Project.