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.
“It’s because of our unique bodies that we are the amazing dancers (and people) that we are.” Portland-based dance artist Yulia Arakelyan discusses common misconceptions and the need to include more diverse bodies in the field, as part of the Discussing Disability in Dance Project.