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17 Nov

17 Nov

A Close Encounter on Friday the 13th

The scene: A rehearsal studio on 42nd Street near Broadway.The occasion: Rehearsal for Gimp, the thrilling dance you should all see http://www.thegimpproject.com/gimp/
The personnel: Lawrence Carter-Long, Simi Linton, Heidi Latsky and Catherine Long and a surprise encounter with ………
The moment:  As this crew is leaving the studio, heading for the elevator, we see a cluster of […]

29 Apr

Creativity Unleashed

I mentioned in the previous post (4/22/09) an art exhibit featuring four disabled artists at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery in Chelsea (NYC) (529 West 20 Street – Wheelchair accessible).
I attended a screening at the gallery of the film titled Make about these four artists, Ike Morgan, Royal Robertson, Judith Scott and Hawkins Bolden. Filmmakers Scott Ogden […]

22 Apr

Disability: Almost There

I am interested in how prevalent disability is in all manner of cultural formations, and, paradoxically, how invisible. As I watch a film or read a book, I can (or think I can) guess when the impaired character, theme or trope will emerge, and then how she, he or it will serve the plot or […]

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