“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.
Oregon-based DanceAbility teacher and performer Kelcie Laube offers her perspective on how “having people who have a disability in a performance shouldn’t be a special thing. It should be a normal thing.”
“We don’t have time for this inspiration narrative anymore. Let us move!” Alexandria Wailes describes her experience navigating both hearing and Deaf environments throughout her career in the performing arts.