DanceAble #3 | Symposium
“Step into the Future”
Coming November 29th, Holland Dance Festival and the National Knowledge Institute for Cultural Education and Amateur Art (LKCA) host an international symposium on inclusion dance. The goal: sharing knowledge and raising awareness on the possibilities of ‘mixed ability dance’ in both the artistic and social field. The symposium is an opportunity to connect and learn for experts, researchers, professionals, dancers, teachers and students working in the field of inclusion dance, or interested in it.
The programme includes: Adam Benjamin, Dirk Monsma, Stopgap Dance Company, Theater Babel Rotterdam, Marjolein Gheissels, Marc Brew, Janice Parker, Kate Marsh, Ben Evans, Redouan Ait Chitt and Claire Cunningham.
The central theme ‘Step into the Future’ takes shape in the keynote speeches by Kate Marsh, who talks about disabled leadership, and Claire Cunningham, who uses her lecture performance to provide insight into issues surrounding her artistic practice. In addition to the keynote speeches, the symposium offers a mix of workshops, presentations and debates, interspersed with inclusive dance. The various workshop sessions focus on topics such as education, method development, policy, accessibility and innovative projects in the field.
The evening will be concluded by Misconi Dance Company with their performance Homo Sapiens 3.0. This presentation, supported by the AFK, is a preliminary investigation into the wheelchair as an object versus the wheelchair as a part of the human being. The human ability lies in the fact that we can adapt to a constantly changing environment through science and evolution.
The location of the symposium – the Korzo theatre – is wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available in the halls and studios and a wheelchair toilet is available. Guide dogs are also welcome in the theatre and a sign language interpreter is available to translate the plenary parts. For the remaining sessions, a sign language interpreter is available on request. There are also public counsellors present to answer questions and assist people where necessary. The supervisors can be recognised by the special badge.
Food & Drinks
During the DanceAble symposium, the bar in the foyer is open. Here you can buy juices and soft drinks. Coffee and tea is offered by the organization on this day. During the lunch break you can buy freshly made sandwiches from the caterer.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for questions or requests. Get in touch with Ariane Aris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DanceAble #3 is made possible by the following financial and other partners: