TDPS Wednesdays: Innovations in Inclusivity

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Presented by Christine Hands

Innovations in Inclusivity

MFA Dance candidate Christine Hands has spent the last year checking out every book on disability studies from UMD's library. This summer, she decided to get out of the library and headed to AXIS Dance Company's Physically Integrated Summer Intensive and Teacher Training. (AXIS Dance Company is a nationally renowned dance company in Oakland, California working with dancers with and without visible physical disabilities.)

Join Christine to hear about the experience of dancing in a physically diverse classroom and a few of the things she learned over her week in California. She will talk about why expanding our classrooms and stage space to welcome dancers with disabilities is valuable for the entire dance community while sharing ideas for innovation in the classroom and onstage.

Come learn how we can all innovate for more inclusive spaces!

Wednesday, November 15, 3-3:30PM, Cafritz Foundation Theatre

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