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'The last remaining avant-garde movement'

Yinka Shonibare

  • Hijinx's Meet Fred. Photograph: Tom Beardshaw

    Meet Hijinx Theatre

    Chief Executive Clare Williams on the company’s international work

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  • Moon Young-min and Syng Soo-hyun I Am Human/Flying Human. Image courtesy of the artist.

    Country Profile: Korea

    WonYoung Kim and Sarah Pickthall give an overview of disability arts practice in Korea

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  • Image courtesy of NDACA

    NDACA: a radical archive of the UK's Disability Arts Movement

    David Hevey, NDACA Project Director and CEO of Shape Arts on this landmark archive

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  • Access to live music for disabled audiences; Glastonbury Festival & band on the Wall

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  • Redo Ait Chitt & Jeroen van der Linden at DanceAble #2. Photograph: Sacha Grootjans

    Database of disability arts festivals across Europe

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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

CiM Dance Company

Professional, contemporary, dance company which joins together interpreters with and without disability, promoting a unique approach to inclusion while aiming for high artistic standards. 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

Estela Lapponi

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

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Country Profile: Korea

By: WonYoung Kim and Sarah Pickthall On: WonYoung Kim is a disability rights lawyer, dance artist and theatre-maker who recently published a new book about law, disability and aesthetics, Defending the Unqualified. Working with Sarah Pickthall, coach, digital dance producer and co-founder (with Jo Verrent) of Sync, the leadership programme working globally, Won shares this overview of arts and disability practice in Korea.
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Candoco Dance Company's International Summer Lab

By: Candoco Dance Company On: Every year, Candoco Dance Company host an ‘International Summer Lab’ bringing together dance practitioners from all over the world to share the company’s approach, exchange ideas and create connections in a professional training environment. This year’s lab took place in August at the University of Roehampton. The company give an overview of the programme and speak to one of this edition’s practitioners.
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Case Study / OHMI Trust

Organisation / A Guide to Theatre Access

Toolkit / Innovation Diversity – New Approaches of Cultural Encounter in Europe

Policy / The Creative Case for Diversity

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