Articles from the ‘Discussing Disability in Dance’ collection

Illustration of Lusi Insiati

Lusi Insiati: “To Be Accepted as We Are”

“My dream is for my disability friends to access any type of dance and that we can be accepted as we are.” Lusi Insiati, a dancer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, shares her experience finding and pursuing dance through the inclusive dance troupe Nalitari.

Kazuyo Morita's illustration

Kazuyo Morita: “We Need Role Models”

“We need role models in this field so there’s somebody who other disabled people can copy or aspire to be, but I don’t think that’s possible unless more dancers come into this field. I personally think it’s very important to establish the status of disabled dancers and train more disabled dancers.” Kazuyo Morita, a dancer and actress from Osaka, Japan, shares how crucial role models are to motivating people with disabilities to try dance.