Move Your Body at AccessU

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Evening event at AccessU

Knowbility is thrilled to announce the evening activity for its annual AccessU conference. The May 14th event will be a mixed ability dance performance with full audio description and sign language interpretation. The Way You Move Your Body was part of the 2013 Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op of the University of Texas. The piece was created, directed, and is choreographed by Lucy Kerr.

About the dance piece

This mixed-ability dance/theatre piece exposes and dissolves disability prejudices. Both abled-bodied and disabled dancers guide the audience from a dark world of freaks to a joyful world where difference is celebrated. It is an unsettling but eye-opening journey, leaving the audience cringing, laughing, crying, smiling, and questioning the way we conventionally perceive differently-abled people.

Fierce, dynamic, and unconventional movement will emerge from the unique rhythms and capabilities of differently-abled dancers. The journey is augmented by both audacious and touching monologues told by a diverse group of people of various ages, identities, abilities and personal experiences. The group is tied together by a shared passion for dance and a strong bond that has formed over the past eight months of rehearsals. The Way You Move Your Body on tumblr.com

ASL interpreted and audio described

Audio description by VSA Texas and sign language interpretation by LotuSIGNS will add to the full experience for viewers as well as performers of all abilities. We can’t wait! Hope you will join us at AccessU and for this amazing and dynamic performance! There will be an appetizer buffet and cash bar.

Where and when

Date and Time:  Tuesday May 14, 7:00 PM
Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel, located at Woodward and I-35.

AccessU attendees are encouraged to participate in this creative expression of human experience.  The public is also invited with a suggested $10 donation at the door.

Want to know more?

For more information, call Mike Rush at 512 305-0201

1 thought on “Move Your Body at AccessU”

  1. I am so excited to have the opportunity to see this performance! I missed it when it was at UT recently. Thanks to everyone for all the effort it took to bring this piece to the forefront once again. This is so darn cool! Glad to hear you are opening this up to the public. I’m going early for a good seat!

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