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Meet artist Julia Hausermann, a learning disabled performer, dancer and creator with Theater Hora. Julia was invited to co-lead the first Europe Beyond Access artist laboratory in Hamburg at Kampnagel. This film is part of a new series of artist profiles produced by Europe Beyond Access that promote disabled artists to international audiences.
Europe Beyond Access introduces Swedish disabled dancer and choreographer Madeleine Månsson from Skånes Dansteater, Malmö. Over the last few years, she's built up a prolific body of work including dancing in new touring duet Fine Lines by Roser López Espinosa, Dare to Wreck with Peder Nilsson, Uncharted (outdoor, site-specific), and has led workshops for iDance.
In this short film, disabled artists and industry leaders involved in Europe Beyond Access discuss how multi-country partnerships: raise the standards of cultural venues and theatres by presenting the most innovative work; enable artistic brilliance through new collaborations and the circulation of ideas; help theatres draw in and engage more diverse audiences that reflect a country’s population.
ImPArt is a two-year collaboration between Un-Label (Germany), NCA.Small Theatre (Armenia), Synergy of Music Theatre (Greece) and Oriente Occidente (Italy), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. The project included the creation of three new productions, each exploring the aesthetics of access, which are set for international touring. Some of the artists and directors involved share their experiences of the process.
ImPArt is a two-year collaboration between Un-Label (Germany), NCA.Small Theatre (Armenia), Synergy of Music Theatre (Greece) and Oriente Occidente (Italy), co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Lisette Reuter, Artistic Director of project co-ordinating partner, Un-Label speaks to Joe Turnbull about the programmes aim to interrogate the aesthetics of access on an international level.
Unlimited: Making the Right Moves was a six-year programme run by the British Council, in partnership with Candoco Dance Company across Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Ukraine. It included a series of performances, workshops and research aimed at shifting perceptions of disability within the arts and beyond. Yulia Romanova of Britsh Council Ukraine shares some highlights of the programme.
Per.Art, the learning-disability theatre company based in Novi Sad, Serbia is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a programme of performances at Gallery of Matica srpska 13-15 December. Joe Turnbull spoke to Artistic Director Saša Asentić about the company’s development over the years.