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Join The 10.17 Dance Educators and Disability Town Hall

Join The 10.17 Dance Educators and Disability Town Hall


Dance/NYC, AXIS Dance Company and Dance/USA


92Y Warburg Lounge
New York, NY


Monday, October 17, 2016 - 6:00pm



Dance/NYC, AXIS Dance Company and Dance/USA

Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices Town Hall:
Dance Educators and Disability

Presented by Dance/NYC, in collaboration with AXIS Dance Company and Dance/USA

When: Monday, October 17, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Where: 92Y Warburg Lounge, 1395 Lexington Avenue, 92nd St and Lexington Ave.
The main entrance to the building and Lounge are accessible.

Register: FREE. Registration is required. Register now.

Access: Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made two weeks in advance of the event date by contacting Dance/NYC at 212.966.4452 (Voice only) or specialevents@dance.nyc.


About: As part of a series of conversations at the intersection of disability and dance, In this third Town Hall turns our attention to dance education and professional pathways for disabled dancers preparing to work in integrated settings as well as in settings exclusively for disabled dancers. Choreographers and educators Victoria Marks and David Dorfman will discuss training opportunities; opportunities for university, graduate, and conservatory education; the joys and difficulties of teaching and taking dance class; and virtuosity and aesthetics. This town hall will be moderated by DDA (Inter)national Voices Curator Alice Sheppard.

The series extends Dance/NYC's Disability. Dance. Artistry. initiative, which aims to advance professional development, and further the artistry of disabled dancers in integrated settings and in settings exclusively for disabled dancers. Each event pairs a New York City dance leader with an (inter)national guest working at this nexus. Our goal is to forge a place for disabled artists/artistry in New York's cultural ecosystem, a place where disabled artists can flourish. We invite you to work with us to create new places for disabled artists in NYC's cultural landscape. It also coincides with a national initiative and set of convenings across the United States undertaken by AXIS Dance Company with support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance. Dance/NYC works in alliance with Dance/USA.

If you haven't already, be sure to register for our second Town Hall in this series: 9.20 Disability, Race, and the Practice of Dance.

In addition, Dance/NYC invites self-identified integrated dance makers to submit proposals to our Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund for grants ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 to support production costs for integrated performance(s) in the New York City metropolitan area from January 2017 through March 2018. Proposals are due on October 25, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. EST,. For application details please visit our website.


AXIS Dance Company. Photo by David DeSilva

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