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DanceAbility International’s mission is to encourage the evolution of mixed-abilities dance
by cultivating a common ground for creative expression for all people. The mission is accomplished through performance, educational
programs, teacher training and workshops.
The work of DanceAbility International helps decrease
prejudice and misconceptions
diversity in the
of dance, and by
extension in society.
“I believe that DanceAbility goes beyond movement exploration and is, for many people their
first opportunity to define themselves in their own terms and see that this dance form, like
their lives, has many options and possibilities.”
Mobility International U.S.A.
We have been honored by the United States State Department, to be Arts Envoys to three Asian countries. DanceAbility International artists Alito Alessi and Karen Daly
will travel to Indonesia, Mongolia, and the Phillipines in April to share the DanceAbility method. We are the first American arts group that integrates people with and without
disabilities, to participate in this Arts Envoy program!
- We are excited that we just launched our first Kickstarter campaign; click here to see this inspiring
video on Kickstarter.
We are raising funds, till April 26th, 2013, to pay for a professional videographer to document the Asia trip (mentioned above.) If you have airmiles (for flights or hotels)
that you can donate, we need them now, more than ever; please email us.
- Check out our new YouTube video that gives an overview of our work, as we celebrate 25 years of groundbreaking dance.
- Do you want to help tap into business' giving power, to help us provide more free or low-cost DanceAbility programming? In the Eugene-area, here are some business' that will automatically give a portion of your
bill to DanceAbility International, every time you dine or shop: Market of Choice, Turtle's, Cornucopia, B52 Wine Bar, etc., through their participation with eScrip and/or GoodDining -
see our Donations Page for the easy sign-up details. In every U.S. city, there are multiple restaurant partners that have kindly signed up to
donate a portion of their profits!
If you live in the Eugene, Oregon area: we are seeking new dancers who may want to be involved in performance projects in 2013. We are especially welcoming people with disabilities who are possibly interested in dance. Our Artistic Director is collaborating with University of Oregon Dean of Architecture and Allied Arts, Frances Bronet, on a wonderful dance + architecture project this year.
The next DanceAbility Teacher Certification Course will be in Italy. It will take place in two two-week segments from December 27th, 2013 to Jaunuary 5th, 2014 and June 22, 2014 to July 5th, 2014.
Lane County School Assemblies Grant: Free DanceAbility performance-assemblies can be provided in 2013. If you work at or know of a school that is interested, please be in touch. We have a grant, thanks to Dance for a Reason, that enables us to offer these.
Remember to follow us on Twitter and connect with us on Facebook
P.O. Box 51257
Eugene, OR 97405