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    Chris Pavia expands on his career as choreographer for Stopgap Dance Company

    The Awakening

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    Lisette Reuter explains the ambitious Europe-wide programe Un-Label

    Theater Hora pave new ways of working using the stage as a laboratory

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  • New film commission explores Disabled Leaders in Dance

    Alexander Whitley, Candoco Dance Company, Beheld (Film still)

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  • Janice Parker blogs about her choreography mentoring workshop in Barcelona

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  • Senior producer Jo Verrent reports on the global significance of Unlimited, the UK's leading commissioning programme for disabled artists

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  • Ian Ritchie reflects on the role of adaptive music technologies

    Clarence Adoo pictured with the Headspace

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Here on Disability Arts International, a platform designed for international arts programmers, venue managers and policy-makers, you can:

  • Browse our growing directory of disabled Artists and disabled-led companies with work ready to tour or exhibit internationally
  • Read more in our Blogs and Case Studies about how artists and arts organisations are working together to make excellent work and grow and develop this vibrant arts sector
  • View our growing collection of Films introducing the work of disabled artists and exploring ways in which arts organisations are improving access to the arts for disabled audiences and visitors. 


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Candoco Dance Company

Candoco produces excellent and profound contemporary dance for audiences and participants that excites, challenges and broadens perceptions of art and ability. Read more

Claire Cunningham

Performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performance work, often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches, and the exploration of the potentiality of her own specific physicality. Read more

Dançando com a Diferença

Institution whose main goal is to promote social inclusion and culture through inclusive dance. Read more

Stopgap Dance Company

Creates exhilarating dance productions of international standard, employing disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate. Read more

Birds of Paradise Theatre Company

A force for change in Scottish theatre, creating world class projects and performances that place disabled artists centre stage. Read more

Estela Lapponi

Estela Lapponi is an actress, dancer, creator / performer, choreographer, artistic director, producer and Brazilian video artist. Read more

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Unlimited: an international delegate’s perspective

By: Joe Turnbull On: For every Unlimited Festival, British Council brings dozens of delegates from all over the world to witness its grand spectacle for themselves in order to foster new thinking and international collaboration around disability and the arts across the globe. To that end, Disability Arts International decided to get the views of one of the five Canadian delegates on their experience of Unlimited.  
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Unlimited 2016: Disability Arts International's highlights

By: Joe Turnbull On: The dust may have settled on Unlimited 2016 but the sparkle hasn’t waned. More than 50 performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops and happenings took place across two of the UK’s most prestigious arts venues, catapulting this year’s Unlimited Festivals beyond its own heady heights – it was bigger and bolder than ever. It saw an artist lift off from 20,000 helium balloons, a glitzy musical spectacular about assisted suicide, a dystopian universe of giant mechanical leviathans and ground-breaking international collaborations galore. 
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Case Study / Ireland

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

Case Study / Australia

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