what's on

Two dancers are intertwined together through their arm movements. From the left the dancer is bent over with his arms stretched downwards and they are linked with the hands of the dancer on the right. Her head is facing upwards with her body leaning backwards. To the right of the image is a wheelchair. Coloured image on a blacked-out stage, stage lighting shining on the artists.

What Is Access In Dance?

We’re pleased to be joining forces with Ausdance NSW & VIC and Arts Access VIC  to present a free public forum on accessible dance education, training and practice.

In a ‘double-act’ CEO of Arts Access VIC Melbourne-based and internationally acclaimed Disabled Choreographer Caroline Bowditch will chat with Arts Development Officer of Accessible Arts NSW, Sydney-based Musician/ Composer Liz Martin.

Probed by Ausdance NSW’s Projects & Programs Manager and Performance Researcher Kate Maguire-Rosier, Caroline and Liz will outline the politics, language and processes relating to the disability arts community, address what accessible dance can look like today and answer your questions!

WHEN & WHERE

  • Wednesday 29 July
  • 1pm
  • Zoom: Stay tuned for registration details!

KEY QUESTIONS

  • What do you think about when you think about dance and disability?
  • What has your experience been teaching as a teacher with disability, or with disabled students?
  • Have you seen a performance by a disabled choreographer? What was it?
  • What does access and inclusion mean to you in the context of dance education or professional practice?
  • How does access enhance dance training and making?

We will be inviting questions and comments from attendees in advance.

Please post on our Facebook event, on our Insta or email projects@dance.net.au

https://ausdancensw.com.au/whats-on/news/save-date-what-access-dance

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/276322490104654

Website: https://ausdancensw.com.au/whats-on/news/save-date-what-access-dance

Photo Credit: Murmuration ‘Days Like These’ (2018), artists Matt Shilcock and Melinda Omokaro. Photo by Giselle Vollmer.

Image Caption: Two dancers are intertwined together through their arm movements. From the left the dancer is bent over with his arms stretched downwards and they are linked with the hands of the dancer on the right. Her head is facing upwards with her body leaning backwards. To the right of the image is a wheelchair. Coloured image on a blacked-out stage, stage lighting shining on the artists.