Disability Culture Watch

Archive for January, 2007

31 Jan

Announcing Oral Histories of Performance Artists and Dancers

The Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley has recently announced the launch of the Artists with Disabilities oral history project! Read transcripts and view video selections from in-depth oral history interviews with five pioneering performance artists and dancers with disabilities, including Lynn Manning, Neil Marcus, Bill Shannon, Judith Smith and […]

24 Jan

(Two) Bodies of Work - Dancing

I attended the dance performance Five Open Mouths and Woman at an Exhibition January 20 at Judson Memorial Church, in the Village. Lisa Bufano’s collaboration with dancer and choreographer Heidi Latsky has yielded a pair of solos, one for each dancer, that complement and comment on each other. They are both intimate pieces, with soft, […]

13 Jan

Disability/Dance/Film – combining the best of each

I saw a wonderful film yesterday at the Dance on Camera Festival at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. “Invitation to the Dance: Body and Taboo” is a documentary by Gerhard Schick, about a choreographer - a disabled woman from Germany - who went to Kenya, auditioned several disabled and nondisabled people, created a […]

10 Jan

Letter to American Theatre magazine

I sent the following letter to the Editor of American Theatre magazine. While it might not at first seem to have to do with disability matters, I have added here some commentary following the letter to make the connection. To the Editor: Thank you for including Oskar Eustis’s essay on the simultaneous birth of theatre […]

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