Introducing Europe Beyond Access

Introducing Europe Beyond Access, a four-year pan-European project aimed at supporting disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre and dance sectors. Watch the trailer for Europe Beyond Access

The core partners of the project are British Council (operating for this project in the ;UK and Poland), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece); Holland Dance Festival (The Netherlands), Kampnagel (Germany) Per.Art (Serbia), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Oriente Occidente (Italy). It is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Commission.

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Transcript of Introducing Europe Beyond Access film

The film is a fast cutting promotional trailer, featuring the work of 10 different disabled dance and theatre artists and/or inclusive companies: Chiara Bersani, Claire Cunningham and Jess Curtis, Dan Daw, Madeleine Mansson, Meine Damen un Heren, Michael Turinsky, Per.Art, Redouan Ait Chitt, Sindri Runudde, and Stopgap Dance Company. Text is overlaid over the striking performance imagery, which includes everything from slow ponderous movement to high octane duets, with dancers carrying each other. The text reads:

Something remarkable is happening across Europe

A unique generation of world-class disabled artists

Breaking down barriers in theatre and dance

Changing the Performing Arts through innovation and excellence

Unique aesthetics

Diverse perspectives

The last avant-garde

Launching 2019, Europe Beyond Access is a four-year transnational project which will embed the change

Supporting the artists

Presenting world-class performances

Building Audiences

Sharing Knowledge

Creating sustainable careers

4 million euros

7 leading European cultural organisations

More than 200 exceptional disabled artists

Kampnagel – Hamburg, Germany

Onassis Cultural Centre – Athens, Greece

Holland Dance Festival – The Hague, The Netherlands

Skånes Dansteater – Malmö, Sweden

Oriente Occidente – Rovereto, Italy

Per.Art – Novi Sad, Serbia

British Council operating in the UK and in Poland

A bold intervention in Europe’s arts sector

Transforming opportunities for disabled artists

Redefining preconceptions for audiences

We think beyond ramps. Beyond minimum standards. Beyond Access.

Europe Beyond Access

Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

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