Save the Date! What is Access in Dance?

Two dancers are intertwined together through their arm movements. From the left the dancer is bent over with his arms stretched downwards and they are linked with the hands of the dancer on the right. Her head is facing upwards with her body leaning backwards. To the right of the image is a wheelchair. Coloured image on a blacked-out stage, stage lighting shining on the artists.

Ausdance NSW & Ausdance VIC together with Arts Access Victoria and Accessible Arts NSW  will join forces to present a free public forum on accessible dance education, training and practice. Arts Access VIC CEO and internationally acclaimed Disabled Choreographer, Caroline Bowditch chats with Accessible Arts NSW Arts Development Officer and Musician/ Composer, Liz Martin and Deaf Contemporary Dancer and Artistic Director of The Delta Project, Anna Seymour. Probed by Ausdance NSW Projects & Programs Manager and Performance Researcher Kate Maguire-Rosier, Caroline, Liz and Anna together outline the politics, language and processes relating to the disability arts community, address what accessible dance can look like today and answer your questions!

When: 1 pm - 2:30 pm Wednesday 29 July

Where: CrowdCast

RSVP: Registration will open on Friday 17 July 2020

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Key questions: What do you think about when you think about dance and disability? What has your experience been teaching as a teacher with disability, or with disabled students? Have you seen a performance by a disabled choreographer? What was it? What does access and inclusion mean to you in the context of dance education or professional practice? How does access enhance dance training and making?

We are inviting questions and comments from attendees in advance. Please email questions for potential discussion during the forum to Kate Maguire-Rosier on


This workshop will have live open captioning and will be Auslan interpreted. If you have any other access requirements please advise when registering.

Photo Credit: Murmuration ‘Days Like These’ (2018), artists Matt Shilcock and Melinda Omokaro. Photo by Giselle Vollmer.