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VSA ARTS OF FLORIDA in conjunction with
Miami Dade College Cultural Affairs Department


di(verse)ability - disability & diversity in the arts

a danceAble forum - Friday, June 29, 2007 - Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus - Miami, FL
Presented by: Florida Dance Association, Tigertail Productions and VSA arts of Florida
in conjunction with Miami Dade College Cultural Affairs Department

a danceAble forum, Friday, June 29, 2007

"True handicaps come only from the mind, the limits we place on ourselves. We can do anything, our community is everywhere." —Sidiki Conde

This half-day forum is part of the danceAble program which takes place from June 25 - 29 within the Florida Dance Festival. It is designed for dancers, other artists, arts presenters, educators, and those who live with disabilities or work with the disabled community. The forum is a unique opportunity to share challenges and successes with South Florida, national and international leaders in the field of mixed ability arts. This year the focus is on the multiple identities of artists with disabilities – including race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation – and the particular challenges of access, representation and alliance-building across communities.

danceAble is a collaborative project of the Florida Dance Association and Tigertail Productions that began in 2000. It focuses on dance as a vital art form and a fundamental means of physical expression for persons with and without disabilities.


This is our 27th season. We believe that community involvement is essential. Season partners and supporters include: AeroMexico; Allegany Franciscan Ministeries; Alternate ROOTS, Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Ford Foundation; American Express Company; Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation; BankAtlantic Foundation; Books & Books; Bresaro Suites; Centro Cultural Brasil-USA; City of Coral Gables Cultural Arts Program; City of Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Program, Cultural Arts Council; Consulate General of Brazil; Dade Community Foundation; DindyCo; Embraer; E.S. Moore Family Foundation; Etra Fine Art; Florida Dance Association; FIU Dance Department; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Frida Kahlo Tequila; Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Joseph H. and Florence A. Roblee Foundation; Mellon Private Wealth Management; M-DC Dance Department; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; Miami-Dade County Public Library; Miami-Dade County Public Schools; Miami River Inn; National Endowment for the Arts; National Performance Network; New World School of the Arts Dance Department; Publix Super Markets Charities; The Law Office of Linda M. Smith; Southern Arts Federation; State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council; TAM Brazilian Airlines; Touch South Beach; Vortex Communications; WDNA & WLRN FM.

Photo: Deborah RossDesign: Vortex Communications, Inc., Coral Gables, FL


Friday, June 29
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Miami Dade College
Wolfson Campus
ETCOTA Auditorium
Room 7128, Building 7
500 NE 2nd Avenue
Downtown Miami

(Note that this event has already passed.)

Other danceAble Events
Mixed-ability African Dance and Drumming workshop:
Sidiki Conde and Tokounou company members
June 25-27
5:30 to 7 pm
New World

Video Screening:
documentaries about Sidiki Conde's work in Africa
June 26, 7:30 pm
New World School of the Arts
25 NE 2nd Street
Downtown Miami
Free admission

Performance by Sidiki Conde & Tokounou,
with Heather Maloney & John Beauregard:
Friday, June 29
8:00 pm
Colony Theatre
1040 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL

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All facilities wheel chair accessible. Forum will have ASL interpretation. Service animals are welcome. Information available in alternative formats by contacting Tigertail at 305 324 4337.