What needs to be discussed in the dance community is how can we develope choreography that doesn't always have to be simple or highlighting a disability? I am currently training at Santa Monica College and while I am getting the best training with amazing dance instructors who aren't afraid to challenge me I find myself at a loss when I am not selected for challenging dance pieces. Now I understand that rejection is often ...more »
3. Identity, Disclosure, and Representation in the Arts
What ideas do you have concerning disability disclosure while working in the arts? Has it helped or hindered your work? How can representation of disability and authenticity affect the employment outcomes for people with disabilities in the arts?
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With every Art exhibition or showing, there is usually a program describing the collection and featuring an image or two from the artists. With permission of the artists, if the program includes contact information for the artist to very specifically include websites and blogs that feature more works, as well as emails, then that would be a huge boon to artists who are homebound, or are otherwise unable to get out and ...more »
ROUGH DRAFT:I live with disabilities that are not able to be seen by others. Please take a moment to think about what that would feel like for you to experience. My disabilities are not invisible to my service dog, yet they are to other humyns.. The invisibility of my illnesses causes many problems for me in my daily life. Ironically, it would be so easy to remedy this struggle for all of us with invisible disabilities. ...more »