danceAble 2006

Beyond Accessibility
Impacting the Lives of Artists with Disabilities

danceAble Forum Schedule

9:00 am Registration and orientation
9:30 am Welcome and introduction
9:45 am The Emergent Artist/Disability Discourse
Keynote speech by John Killacky
10:30 am Panel & Discussion:
Working With Mixed Ability in the Arts
With Celeste Dandeker, Michelle Heffner
Hayes, Harry Horgan, Victoria Marks and
Marian Winters. Moderated by John Killacky.
12 noon Artists With Disabilities Speak-Out
An opportunity for artists living and creating
with disabilities to speak-out and be heard
on their challenges, successes and artwork.
Participating artists to be announced.
1:00 pm Reception at the MDC Centre Art Gallery
Room 1365, Building 1, 300 NE 2nd Avenue,
with complimentary drinks and light lunch fare

danceAble Forum Participants

Celeste Dandeker is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the U.K.ís CandoCo one of the foremost dance companies internationally to integrate dancers with and without disabilities.
Michelle Heffner Hayes, a dancer by training, is currently the Executive Director for Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade College, a presenter of diverse contemporary performing arts programs.
Harry Horgan founded Shake-A-Leg Miami, an organization which assists people with disabilities in maximizing their independence and is well-known in Miami for their pioneering adaptive sailing program.
John Killacky is a nationally recognized advocate for disability issues in the arts, and is a filmmaker as well as the Program Officer for Arts and Culture at the San Francisco Foundation.
Victoria Marks is a Professor of Choreography in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at U.C.L.A. She is a recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim fellowship.
Marian Winters is the Executive Director of VSA arts of Florida, which provides arts, education and cultural opportunities for and by persons with disabilities.


June 21 - 28, 2006

Choreographing Disability workshop with Victoria Marks
June 21-24
New World School of the Arts

Integrated Dance workshop with CandoCo company members
June 21-25
New World School of the Arts

Video screening of documentaries by John Killacky on artists with disabilities
June 27, 7 pm
New World School of the Arts Dance Theater

CandoCo performance
June 28, 8 pm
Colony Theatre

danceAble Forum
June 28, 9 am - 1 pm
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, ETCOTA Auditorium

This event is FREE and open to the public
Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged. Call Tigertail at 305 545 8546 to register

Click below for maps and directions:
Colony Theatre.

New World School of the Arts / Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.

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Information available in alternative formats by contacting Tigertail at 305 324 4337

For telecommunication assistance call Florida Relay Service:
800-955-8770 (Voice)
800-955-5334 (STS)
800-955-8773 (Spanish)
800-955-3771 (ASCII)
800-955-8260 (VCO-Direct)
800-955-8771 (TTY)
800-955-8707 (French Creole)