Dr. Moitree Banerjee, Dr. Lucie Clements, Kathleen McGuire Gaines, and Erin Sanchez discuss why it is essential to research and quantify psychological wellbeing in dance and how they hope to apply their work toward bettering mental health across the dance field.
Maine-based Sara Juli discusses how she brings taboo topics into the realm of performance through creating introspective autobiographical solos.
“One of things I appreciate about hip hop is that it is inherently inclusive.” Luca Patuelli shares how he created ILL-Abilities, an international breakdance crew comprised of seven dancers with different disabilities from around the world.
“My entire art practice now is centered on survival.” Portland based anti-virtuoso movement artist Erik Ferguson discusses how he has found more access and freedom in fringe dance spaces.
“I can’t be reduced to one thing, like being abled or disabled.” New Zealand based dance artist Suzanne Cowan shares her view of how the body is part of a rich ecology and how disability fits into this larger vision.