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Disabled Theater

Disabled Theater

Company:

Jrme Bel and Theater Hora

Location:

New York Live Arts 219 W19th Street, New York, NY 10011

Dates:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 7:03pm
Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:30pm
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 7:30pm
Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 3:00pm

Tickets:

http://newyorklivearts.org/event/disabled_theater

Company:
Jrme Bel and Theater Hora

Choreographer Jerme Bel’s Disabled Theater is a collaboration between Bel and 11 actors from Zurich’s Theater Hora, Switzerland’s best-known professional theater company comprised of actors with learning and mental disabilities.

With Disabled Theater, Bel opens up a space where disability is not expelled from visual and discursive practices, nor hidden behind the screen of political correctness. Instead, he places it squarely at the center of a discourse that has a bearing on both the aesthetic and political dimensions.

Sparking both debate and praise across Europe, the work was a sensation at Documenta 13. Roberta Smith of the New York Times dubbed it “transcendentart,” adding that she “started shocked and disoriented and ended up completely caught up in it and grateful for what it revealed to me about what is often called "our common humanity."

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