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 artistry’s pioneers.
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 understanding about dancers with invisible disabilities.
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 like to see more good dance in general.
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.
“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.