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…

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…

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…

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,…

Body Shift has been primarily a space for improvisation. From the monthly Elements classes to the semi-annual Performance Workshops, people have come together to explore dance and the body, using a welcoming environment to investigate everyone’s unique movement. This summer, we were able to take this process a step further by investigating and creating dances…

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