What’s new in Europe Beyond Access II?

What’s new in Europe Beyond Access II?

March 1, 2024

Following the announcement that Europe Beyond Access has secured Creative Europe funding for a further four years, Project Director, Ben Evans explains what was learnt from the first iteration and what changes will be made. Moby Dick, Chiara Bersani/Danskompaniet Spinn. Image: Simone Cargnoni Late last year, it was confirmed that Europe Beyond

‘I am a dancer’ by Leisa Prowd

November 4, 2022

Harmonia being performed at Theater Bremen in Germany. Photo: Jord Landsberg This article was originally published by Delving into Dance. I am continually questioning the idea of, “What is dance?” When I say, “I am a dancer” the question that usually follows is, “What form of dance do you do?” Up till

Katarzyna Żeglicka (Poland) reflects on the dramaturgy and documentation of diverse dance

February 3, 2022

Photo by Paweł Kuligowski Katarzyna Żeglicka is a queer disabled performer, dancer, choreographer and self-defence trainer, and one of a new generation of disabled artists who are challenging ableism in the performing arts. Katarzyna was one of the artists chosen for the fourth Europe Beyond Access artist laboratory The dramaturgy of movement

An interview with Natalija Vladisavljević

April 28, 2021

Photograph: Anja Beutler Interview To Meet in Contemporary Dance, with choreographer and performer Natalija Vladisavljević, originally published in the online magazine Portal o invalidnosti, organizacije Iz kruga - Vojvodina. Translation to English by Frosina Dimovska. Natalija Vladisavljević is a writer, choreographer, and performer active in Per.Art, the Europe Beyond Access partner in

Open letter to major European policymakers demands full participation of people with disabilities in the arts

December 3, 2020

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2020, members of the European Arts & Disability Cluster have written an open letter to multiple European policymakers to ensure the European cultural programme 2021-2027 has the full participation of people with disabilities as artists, as arts professionals and as audiences. The cluster

Al Di Qua: a manifesto from Italy

December 2, 2020

Al. Di. Qua. is a newly formed group leading the way in advocating for the autonomy and rights of disabled artists in Italy, as well as transforming the way disabled people are framed in the mainstream media and public imagination. Bringing together the voices of both established and emerging disabled artists

Dates for your (digital) diary in autumn 2020

October 7, 2020

With the continued raft of postponements and cancellations due to Covid-19, Disability Arts International shares details of a few key events taking place digitally in October 2020. Kampnagel presents Perel: Life worthy of Life, Livestream performance. https://youtu.be/pLfFbFuUGnE Available at this YouTube link, no registration necessary. When: 9 October 19:00 (UK Time) Perel is a

Sync Leadership – leading online in Canada

September 24, 2020

Sync Leadership is a disabled-led programme exploring Deaf and disabled leadership in arts, culture, heritage and media which combines leadership theory with one-to-one coaching. It was founded in 2008 by Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent, two disabled leaders based in the UK. Sarah Pickthall shares details of the latest Sync programme

The development and availability of accessible books

June 4, 2020

Sandra Alland, co-editor of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press, 2017), explores the accessibility on offer for disabled audiences within the publishing industry. A person reading an e-book. Photo credit: Petr Kratochvil Braille has been around for 200 years, and audiobooks for almost 100 –

‘You can always find a connection’: an interview with Sonja Parmentier

May 7, 2020

© Joris-Jan Bos Photography In the most recent DanceAble, Holland Dance Festival invited dancer, teacher and choreographer Sonja Parmentier to deliver a series of masterclasses in which she focused on finding connections between dancers. Text: Sonja Parmentier / Laura Cornelisse. First published in Dutch by Holland Dance Festival. Can you introduce yourself? Sonja Parmentier