Claiming the stage: Disability and Radical Aesthetics

Date: December 3, 2020 - December 3, 2020
Location: Poland

On Facebook Live on 3 December at 19:00 CET (International Day of Disabled People)

Disabled artists across Europe are producing some of the most experimental, innovative and avant-garde theatre and dance of our time. And yet, barriers continue to prevent disabled artists from accessing mainstream cultural venues, sharing their work with wider audiences, and receiving recognition for their valuable creative contributions.

In this discussion, we explore the connections between disability and the avant-garde, how artists are disrupting conventions and why it’s necessary to challenge normativity on stage. Drawing together a unique panel of speakers from the worlds of theatre, dance, arts journalism, curation and international networking, we explore the radical aesthetics of works by and with disabled artists and the immense value this work offers.

The discussion will be chaired by Grzegorz Reske, associate of the East European Performing Arts Platform, and will feature panel guests:

  • Tatiana Cholewa, dancer and choreographer
  • Anna Królica, a journalist, historian and dance curator
  • Filip Pawlak, a producer, Ambassador for Europe Beyond Access in Poland, and co-author of the report Disabled Artists in the Mainstream.

This event will have Polish Sign Language interpretation provided by Kultury Bez Barier, as well as captions.

Tune in via the Facebook page, @europebeyondaccess and @britishcouncilpolska

Catch up and watch the video of the event here: