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.
When: 9 October 19:00 (UK Time)
Perel is a queer, disabled interdisciplinary artist who lives between New York and Berlin. Playing the role of an American late night show host, the artist delivers a comedic monologue. As the only Jewish child in a small American town, Perel got used to educating, the height of which was being asked to teach The Holocaust to their history class. But what existed of that historic narrative was missing of another, that of disability. The title of this show, based on the official medical term, “Life Unworthy of Life”, was used by the Nazi regime to justify the killing of disabled people under the Aktion T4 Program. To talk further about this missing history, Perel invites disabled, queer writer, Kenny Fries, to the stage for a live interview about his personal T4 research.
When: 14-15 October
The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) in partnership with the European Network for Cultural Centres (ENCC) and Cope Foundation are collaborating on a major European Conference and international gathering on Arts, Inclusion and Disability in line with Article 30 of the UNCRPD. The conference gathers advocates, experts, policymakers, thinkers and inspiring practitioners leading in the field of inclusion, disability, arts and culture. It will be an opportunity to hear how arts and cultural sector synergies and cooperation with disability service providers and disabled artists form innovative and exciting inclusive opportunities open to all at a local, national and European level.
When: 20-22 October, registration closes 12 October.
Methodological questions of co-production in inclusive dance and theater training, multi-professional team cooperation integrating accessibility into performances (aesthetics of access) and the significance of local and international cooperation: All this will be discussed at the third ALL IN symposium co-hosted by kubia (Center of Competence for Creative Aging and Inclusive Arts) and Un-Label (Performing Arts Company, Cologne). The event is dedicated to successful practices in developing the inclusive performing arts and will provide a forum of discussion for international participants. This year’s symposium will focus on co-production and cooperation.