Isabel Cristina Jiménez, a plastic artist and butoh dancer with Manusdea Antropología Escénica in Bogotá, Colombia, shares some of her favorite performances and how dance allows her to feel space and freedom.
in search of a decolonial performance praxis
Queer, desi artist/activist Bhumi B Patel asks, "What does it mean to have a decolonial body? What is being put on and what is being shed? How do we tell the stories of our…
Stance on Dance’s Journey to Print
Stance on Dance is 10 years old, and to celebrate, we've become a 501c3 nonprofit and launched a twice-a-year print publication! Read more about Stance on Dance's journey and this…
Mary Verdi-Fletcher: “Blazing the Trail”
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the founding artistic director of the Dancing Wheels Company & School in Cleveland, Ohio, shares her experience blazing the trail as one of disability dance…
Jung Soo “Krops” Lee: “Disability Isn’t Only What You See”
Jung Soo "Krops" Lee is a b-boy and DJ in Uijeongbu, South Korea and a member of the breakdance crews Fusion MC and ILL-Abilities. He shares his perspective on the lack of…
Hai Cohen: “I Would Like to See Good Dance, Period”
Hai Cohen, co-manager with Tali Wertheim at Vertigo Power of Balance in Israel, discusses making improvisational and accessible dance spaces in Israel, as well as how he would…
Erin Donohue and Yvonne Montoya, co-organizers of Dance in the Desert, discuss how the event has been successful in building bridges and relationships across the Latinx dancemaker community in Arizona.
“I love to compete in para dance even though I know I will not win because I know they will judge me as a dancer, not as a wheelchair dancer.” Slovenian para dancer Nastija Fijolič shares some of her frustrations with aspects of para dance sport but why it is ultimately her home and community.
“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.
“My work is no longer about what my body produces; it’s not what my body does, but what my body is.” Australian performance artist Hanna Cormick discusses how her artistic practice has become a reclamation of body through radical visibility.