Europe Beyond Access introduces… Laila White (Spain)

Laila was born in the refugee camps of Tindouf, where, at seven months of age, she contracted poliomyelitis. At the age of eight, she was fostered by a Swedish-Catalan family in Girona (Spain). At first, she started dancing in the dark, and in this film she describes how her bedroom became the safe space she would find peace from the bullying she experienced at school.

Now 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), Jessie Brett Dance Company (Wales), Les Impuxibles Clara and Arianda Peya (Catalonia).

In 2022, she co-led an international artist laboratory for disabled dancers with Europe Beyond Access.

This is our new short film introducing her work.

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