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Elements: Kelly Hasandras and Errin Delperdang
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
@ Townlake YMCA
Simi Linton, disability scholar and activist
Dance as an art formDance as an art form provides expression, celebration, exploration, and transformation for all people.
Alito Alessi, founder of DanceAbility
I see movement as a language.I see movement as a language. By listening to our bodies speaking, we can access wisdom and ways of relating different from that offered through spoken language. Through non-verbal communication, movement improvisation offers a way to make self-empowered, holistic, educated choices about relationships.
Heidi Latsky, artistic director of Heidi Latsky Dance
Have people see things in a different way.That’s a lot of what I’m trying to do with my work: expose people to people with all kinds of bodies, on stage or in an art installation, with the hopes that seeing a diverse group will redefine what they see as beautiful, or virtuosic—to shatter stereotypes, have people see things in a different way.