Film: Five years of Europe Beyond Access

Film: Five years of Europe Beyond Access


After 5 years, the world largest transnational Arts & Disability project Europe Beyond Access, supported by the Creative Europe programme of the EU, is about to come to an end. Since 2018, we have supported hundreds of Deaf and Disabled artists across Europe and have been thrilled to see sold-out theatre

Film: Making the Leap: Dancer to Choreographer

Film Are you a dancer wanting to develop your own choreographic practice? In this short film, we speak to disabled artists during a Europe Beyond Access laboratory that specifically focused on developing new choreographic skills and approaches. Many of the artists have experience as performers but are now interested in building

Watch Society Uncensored: Disability and culture, visibility and representation


On 19 February 2023, Onassis STEGI premiered their second episode of Society Uncensored, titled 'Disability and culture, visibility and representation. What is the place of disabled people in Greek society? What is the role of art and culture in the reproduction of stereotypes and regressive perceptions of disability? The episode has

Europe Beyond Access introduces… Demy Papathanasiou (Greece)

Film Demy Papathanasiou worked for many years as a mechanical engineer. In her forties, she began to train in dance. She is now an esteemed choreographer and led our most recent Europe Beyond Access artist laboratory. Her work has deconstructed meanings of the ‘crutch’ and what it can mean to different

Europe Beyond Access introduces… Laila White (Spain)

Film Laila White is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Tindouf, Algeria and is now based in Spain. As a contemporary dancer, choreographer, photographer and artist, she has collaborated on projects with international artists including Neus Canalias (Girona), Taiat Dansa (Valencia), Cie BewegGrund & Alessandro Schiattarella (Switzerland), Antonio Quiles (Seville),

Europe Beyond Access introduces Sophia Neises (Germany)

Film How do you create dance that is brilliant for non-sighted audiences. Not just accessible, but the best that it can be? We meet choreographer and dramaturg Sophia Neises and learn more about her unique creative practice. Sophia Neises is a choreographer, dramaturg, performer and theatre educator from Germany. In 2019, as

Europe Beyond Access introduces… Tatiana Cholewa (Poland)

Film This is our new short film introducing dancer Tatiana Cholewa and her creative practice. She has taken part in many projects organised and supported by Europe Beyond Access, including an international artistic laboratory in Maastricht with Holland Dance Festival, laboratories with Marc Brew in Bytom and with the Institute of

Europe Beyond Access presents new film about Disabled Artists and Covid-19


How have disabled artists across Europe experienced the pandemic? How have artist networks, collaborations, perspectives and ambitions changed since 2020 when Covid-19 began to circulate around the world? Our latest film features disabled artists reflecting on the past few years. Queer disabled Polish performer Katarzyna Żeglicka reflects on how lockdowns made

Europe Beyond Access introduces Dalibor Šandor (Serbia)


Dalibor Šandor is a Serbian learning-disabled performer and director who works with Europe Beyond Access partner Per.Art, an independent inclusive performing arts organisation based in Novi Sad, Serbia. Invited to join Per.Art at a moment of crisis in his life, Dalibor has been a member of the group for over ten

Al. Di. Qua: a video manifesto demanding recognition of disabled artists


Europe Beyond Access supports the dissemination of Al. Di. Qua.’s video manifesto, as part of the project’s role advocating for change in the cultural sector.Al. Di. Qua. is an Italian association formed of leading disabled artists, with the aim of advocating for the cultural rights of disabled artists and cultural