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Staking a Claim to Radical Space: Dance Grants Promote Integrated Performances by Disabled Artists

By ERIN RUBIN | February 17, 2017 When the words “disabled” and “dancers” appear in the same sentence, many people think of special interest groups, therapy, or education, but the performances selected by Dance/NYC’s “Dance. Disability. Artistry.” (DDA) initiative are emphatically none of those things. They are integrated dancing, wherein dancers with and without disabilities [...]

2017-04-19T18:34:36-05:00 February 17th, 2017|

Dancer Demarco Sleeper featured on WKYC’s Rising.

  WKYC's Danielle Wiggins featured dancer, Demarco Sleeper on a special segment of #RisingWKYC. This story chronicles Demarco's life journey and inspiring perspective. I feel like people don't see a disability. They see somebody beating a disability.

2017-04-19T18:34:37-05:00 October 29th, 2016|

Cleveland Arts Prize 2016 recipients announced

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A diverse group of artists has been awarded the 2016 Cleveland Arts Prize. They include a dancer, electronic and classical musicians, a writer, a visual artist and a smooth talker. The board of trustees announced the 2016 winners Friday. The winners of the 56th annual awards will be honored at a ceremony [...]

2016-07-18T14:04:54-05:00 July 18th, 2016|

Inspiration through movement: Physically integrated dance company visits Madison

The internationally known professional dance company Dancing Wheels mesmerized Madison County children and adults with performances like they had never seen before, Thursday afternoon at the Madison County Public Library in Richmond and Berea Community School. Read More

2017-04-19T18:34:37-05:00 July 8th, 2016|

Dancing ‘in a different way’: Local troupe shows disabilities don’t stop dreams

In gym class, students of Palm Elementary School most often see that there is a lot of ability in being disabled. What they saw Monday was Cleveland dancer DeMarco Sleeper showing how he twirls, tilts and dances from the seat of his wheelchair. Sleeper, 21, is a company member and outreach instructor with the Dancing [...]

2017-04-19T18:34:37-05:00 May 24th, 2016|
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