Heidi Latsky Dance
Dance/NYC announces a new, three-year disability initiative to increase arts access and inclusion for disabled people. The organization recently released a report, Discovering Disability: Data and NYC Dance, which introduces a call to action on four counts: Expand the scope of dance creation that includes disabled artists; improve dance education for disabled public school students; make dance facilities accessible for the disabled; and extend professional development and audience engagement to disabled people.
The initiative comes from a 10-person task force of disabled artists, educators and disability advocates. In July, Dance/NYC held a conference, Disability.Dance.Artistry., to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and build on recent research on inclusion and access.
Infinity Dance Theater
Photos from top: by Darial Sneed; by Sophia Negron; both courtesy of Dance/NYC