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Reset with Sasha-Ann Simons

What does accessibility mean in the world of dance?

“If you don’t change people’s minds and hearts, they build ramps that don’t lead to an accessible doorway.”

-Ladonna Freidheim

Link to Listen (17 min)

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CounterBalance Brings 
Accessibility To Dance

“I believe this (work) will bring about greater understanding in society of anyone who’s different.”

-Ladonna Freidheim

 

Link to Read Article 

BLOGDance Spaces

"...nice when people with disabilities are not treated as an inconvenience...as though we should be grateful that we get to enter...through the back alley (no signage of course) or when staff finally show up to unlock the lift after the performance began."

-Ladonna Freidheim

Link to Blog 

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Disability Minute

“...create an environment where people feel like it is ok to be disabled...that is something (that is) lacking in the world.”

-Ladonna Freidheim

Link to Listen (1 min)

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SeeChicagoDance Honors Chicago's Dance Community

“...this award represents progress towards society accepting us as equals”

-Ladonna Freidheim

Link to Read Article 

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Global Awareness Day

"...uplift and celebrate ... including performers with disabilities on our stages and in our audiences...I am excited for all of us to see...performance by ReinventAbility "

-Mayor Lori Lightfoot, City of Chicago 

Link to FaceBook video

Mayor begins at 17:00, ReinventAbility at 54:30

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