IDEA Series #5: Dancing with Disabilities: May 8, 2021, 3-4 pm
Workshop Description: This session will include a discussion with dance artists and leaders in Oregon's disability dance community.How can dance culture and the dance community be more inclusive to those with visible and invisible disabilities? What strategies have dance companies and programs utilize to identify and dismantle able-ism? What work does the dance community have to normalize and make visible disabled dancers in professional and commercial dance spaces? In private studios and dance programs? How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the disabled dance community and what strategies can improve inclusion and access during a major public health crisis?
ODEO is very honored and excited to have the following panelists contribute to the discussion:
Alito Alessi: Founder/Artistic Director, DanceAbility
Kelly Ramis: Heidi Latsky dancer
Corrie Cowart: Advanced Dance for Parkinsons method, DanceAbility certification