The workshop taught by Ali Landers about inclusive choreography was eye opening.
I had never thought of such methods before.
I personally love how the limitations that were put upon us as a group increased our creativity.
Ali had us play with ideas using a wheelchair and a piece of material.
Her workshop was fun and intellectually enlarging. Her workshop is what started my desire to make the dance community more inclusive.
I will be forever grateful for the experience and opportunity I had to learn about inclusive choreography from Ali Landers.
Transitioning the Dance Community: Inclusivity, Accessible & Adaptive
Whether you are a dance instructor, drama teacher, physical education teacher, special education teacher, or a student studying from these fields, you will benefit from training that incorporates how to teach from an inclusive and adaptive perspective.
This in-depth training is hands-on and experiential. It includes a broad and specific, unique approach, that enables you, the student, to comprehend and embody a neutral mindset and style that will give you confidence as an inclusive/adaptive instructor, dancer, and choreographer.
Being a confident inclusive and adaptive instructor requires a change in perception. Your perspective, language, and actions must shift to a more inclusive way of thinking. This takes practice, reflection, and asking some at times difficult questions.
This training gives you space, practice, and nurturing to do all those things in a way that supports you on your journey.
We discuss hard topics, we ask questions the mainstream doesn't often think about, and we practice together in a supportive way that allows you to be vulnerable and gain confidence and compassion.
"Difference is a rich starting point for any creative initiative." - Burridge Dance, Access & Inclusion
Inclusive Training includes all or some of these topics. Each training is specific to the group's needs and specifications.
What is Inclusion
The Benefits of Having an Inclusive Community
Neutral Teaching style
Advocacy, Disability Rights
Being Prepared - Access
Experiential Hands-on Training
Building a Compassionate Classroom
And as we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
The entrance of differently abled people into dance studies creates vital opening for new experience, for confusion, for connection and, most importantly, for dialogue about what the art of dance can signify.
Adam Benjamin CANDOCO Dance Co. 2002