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.
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.