Jump to content


****Our 2017 Fundraiser has launched. Click for details to support our site.

If you are using your phone, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Full Version." You should then be able to see the donation information in the upper right of the home page.

Articles: 'Collision of Dance and Disability'


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 davidg

davidg

    Silver Circle

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 511 posts
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:board

Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:30 PM

This is really amazing.

http://video.nytimes.../...ance&st=cse

#2 diane

diane

    Sapphire Circle

  • Parents of Professional Dancers
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,354 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:lots
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:former pro ballet dancer, teacher, mother to 2 DDs

Posted 19 March 2009 - 03:48 PM

Thanks!

-d-

#3 insidesoloist

insidesoloist

    Gold Circle

  • PTA Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 861 posts
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:enthusiast, teacher, adult student

Posted 19 March 2009 - 07:46 PM

Thanks for posting this...timely as I just met a mum with a little girl recently diagnosed with CP and she's struggling to think about possibility rather than all the limitations the professionals keep hammering into her head as the "norm".
-insidesoloist


#4 Redbookish

Redbookish

    Redbookish

  • Global Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,818 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Adult dance student
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:Adult student & Performing Arts professor

Posted 20 March 2009 - 02:46 AM

There's a long-running dance company here called Candoco, and an equally long running theatre company, Graeae.

Candoco

Graeae

Both companies have extensive touring and education and training programmes, and have done for some time (decades ...).

#5 innopac

innopac

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 57 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Ballet :)
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:Want to learn more

Posted 20 March 2009 - 03:28 AM

Have you seen this beautiful pas de deux with David Toole in DV8 Physical Theater's The Cost of Living?

#6 Dance_Scholar_London

Dance_Scholar_London

    Sapphire Circle

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,377 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Ballet pedagogy.
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:Dance Scholar, Higher Education Teacher (Dance)

Posted 20 March 2009 - 06:49 AM

There is also Axis Dance Company :)

#7 Momof3darlings

Momof3darlings

    Diamonds Circle

  • Administrators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,257 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Interests:Parent of professional dancer and tutumaker. Dance School Administrative Staff
  • Connection to/Interest in Ballet:Ballet fan, Costumer, Mom of dancers

Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:27 AM

This thread is a lovely reminder of all the ways one can dance and share dance. Here's another company that works with dancers with disabilities. This particular one not always use dancers with disabilities. They try, but when someone moves or otherwise is engaged, they do sometimes have understudies although rare. In this particular video, both dancers are in wheelchairs: Full Radius Dance
Balance in everything ballet!


****Our 2017 Fundraiser has launched. Click for details to support our site. In association with Zazzle.com