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Two weeks ago Olivia and I flew to NYC for the 2016 convening on the future of integrated dance in the US organized by AXIS Dance Company (axisdance.org).  We were excited to meet many people that we had read about, seen their work and listened to their talks about mixed-ability dance.  There were 46 people…

A moment of open dancing toward the end of class. Feeling it!

Hello, friends!  This is Olivia, project coordinator for Body Shift, VSA Texas’ and Forklift Danceworks acclaimed mixed-ability dance project.  Since Body Shift began six years ago, it has morphed from a three day intensive once a year to an on-going project that now offers intensives with guest artists that are leaders in the field of…

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Hello, friends!  This is Olivia, project coordinator for Body Shift, VSA Texas’ acclaimed mixed-ability dance project.  I can’t believe it was 12 years ago that Silva, who is originally from Finland, and I first met in the DanceAbility course in Trier, Germany.  By good fortune we are now here in Austin teaching together.  The DanceAbility…

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A Note from Silva: This is my very first blog post. I’m a little nervous about it. If I could dance it to you, I would. Here, isn’t everything possible nowadays? insert video here Dancing and movement have always been part of my life. First as a classical ballet, then different modern dance techniques and…

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Our friend and photographer Camille Wheeler has been documenting Body Shift for several years and has written a beautiful profile of the project and the way it has changed her view of ability and disability. Body Shift, a collaboration between Forklift Danceworks and VSA Texas, is an ongoing mixed-ability dance program which includes improv classes,…

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