A project by Arts Council England, the Italian Ministry of Culture (The Performing Arts Department), the Italian Cultural Institute in London, and the British Council.
Curated by the Farnham based Stopgap Dance Company, the series promotes a bilateral cultural exchange through sharing of knowledge and experiences between disabled and non-disabled artists and influencers working in England and Italy. The webinars will introduce dance and disability in the English and Italian scenes, and deepen understanding of accessibility issues whilst exploring how dance as a sector can become more inclusive of disabled people as artists, leaders and audiences.
The online seminars will take place on 10th May, 17th May, 7th June and 14th June. Speakers and chairs will include disabled leaders such as Jo Verrent from Unlimited, Laura Jones from Stopgap, Aristide Rontini and Giuseppe Comuniello from Italy.
The artist residencies will take place in England and Italy in September and October to enable host organisation and dance artists the opportunity to explore inclusive dance – details will be announced by Stopgap Dance Company in May. The themes for the residencies will centre around the points of conversation in the seminar, so individuals and organisations interested in being a part of the residencies will need to have participated in the seminar series.
More information, full programme and and how to attend the webinars HERE