A LONG TABLE CONVERSATION FACILITATED BY ALICE SHEPPARD
Core Participants: Ezra Benus, Kevin Gotkin, Jerron Herman, Annie Leist
Over the past years, the arts and performance scenes in New York have been taking in new understandings of disability artistry. More than a medical situation of body and mind, disability is a social and political identity, a creative force, and an aesthetic that is rapidly producing novel artistic forms.
Alongside organizations like Disability Arts New York Taskforce (DANT) and Dance/NYC, the phrase, “disability artistry” has become more widely adopted. What does everyone mean by this? What do people need to know to join this growing movement? What are some ways to support disabled artists as they break new ground?
The Equity Action Committee (EAC) is a self-selecting group of Gibney staff members dedicated to addressing issues of equity, access, and inclusion within Gibney and the dance field at large. We envision a community of individuals and institutions actively working together toward an intersectional, anti-racist, and non-discriminatory world.
Pictured: Alice Sheppard. Copyright Gina Gibney Dance, Inc., photo by Scott Shaw.
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