On December 3, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Onassis Cultural Centre is organizing “iDance” – a colloquium on accessible culture, modern dance, and career development opportunities for artists with disabilities.
With many Greek and international speakers’ participation, the colloquium aims to bring together artists, researchers, activists, professionals in the arts, and members of the general public to discuss their experiences and best practices, and to explore issues such as -among others- ways to making culture more accessible to people with disabilities; questioning the established definition of access within the context of cultural organizations; the relationship between artists and institutions; and pondering the practical obstacles, as well as the new ways in which to discuss and critique dance, so as to see artists with disabilities advancing in leadership roles.
The program for the day includes lectures and workshops. Following the initial presentations, open-access workshops, designed for all members of the audience, will give participants the chance to experience a new paradigm of accessibility, called Open Access, as well as to become acquainted with the instructional tools for dancing, and the iDance program’s methods for mixed groups of people with or without disabilities.
The colloquium is organized within the iDance network, and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ European program.
Where: Onassis Cultural Centre, Upper Stage
When: December 3 (Lectures 12:00pm-2:15pm; Workshops 3:00pm-5:00pm)
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