Apr 4 –
Accessing the Arts: A Panel Discussion on Sensory Diversity and Performance
Thursday, April 4, 6-8 p.m. FREE
The performing and other arts have long been thought of as out of reach for many in the disability community. The ADA has made physical access greater, and technologies like audio description or ASL interpretation, where available, have raised the bar on participation. How do we expand the scope of what access to the arts and full participation really mean and how do we make it a reality? Lighthouse for the Blind, Gravity Access Services, and Dancers' Group will be hosting a panel discussion and information session on access accommodation practices for live performance.
Panelists include: Author and Access Consultant Georgina Kleege; Gravity Artistic Director Jess Curtis; Blind dancer and access consultant Tiffany Taylor; Choreographer and Artistic Director of the Bay Area Deaf Dance Festival, Antoine Hunter; Assistant Director of the Deaf Dance Festival (and dancer) Zahna Simon; and LightHouse Adult Program Coordinator, Serena Olsen.
We invite all interested members of the disability and arts communities to be a part of this very important dialogue. Light refreshments will be available beginning at 6 p.m. and the panel discussion will start at 6:30, followed by time for Q&A. RSVP to Serena at email@example.com or 415-694-7316.