iDance: Dance that doesn’t discriminate
Providing access to contemporary dance education for people with disabilities
How can we make culture more accessible to people with disabilities? Come and make the self-evident possible for the fourth consecutive year in workshops for people both with and without disabilities.
Photo © Stavros Petropoulos
Over the last three years at the OCC, we have danced with our bodies, our minds, but above all with our souls... We have felt safe. We have enjoyed being different. We have laughed. We have been moved. But, above all else, we have communicated using the universal language of dance.
For the Unlimited Access programme, 2013–15, the OCC joined forces with other European institutions to make it possible for dozens of people with and without disabilities to get to know dance at first hand. The programme culminated in the International Unlimited Access Dance Festival at the OCC in February 2015.
Guided by our conviction that in a society without discrimination, everyone has a right of access to the arts and culture, we will be continuing in the same vein this year.
Following up on the activities it embarked upon in this area, the OCC has joined forces with three organizations which specialize in improving access to culture. Together, we will make the self-evident possible... The European iDance programme targets obstacles encountered by people with disabilities by staging dance workshops for mixed groups, meaning groups including people both with and without disabilities. The programme seeks to develop inter-state collaborations between institutions active in the fields of adult education, art and disability.
Another three dance workshops for people with and without disabilities are scheduled for this season at the OCC. In them, three new dance groups will demonstrate once again that dance knows no limitations...
creditsCoordinating institution: Onassis Cultural Centre
In association with: Holland Dance Festival (Netherlands), Skånes Dansteater (Sweden), Stopgap Dance Company (UK)
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union