Draw The Music
Artist, Katie O'Neil
Harpist, Jennifer Ruggieri
Enjoy the music and create your very own work of art! A fun activity for all ages! Adaptive grips will be available.
Artist, Deanna Krueger
Ms. Kruger repurposes old medical films to create very cool works of art. She will assist you in cutting up X-rays and stapling the shapes together to assemble a sample to take home.
Want to be more inclusive of coworkers and friends with disabilites online? Stop by the DIY Access table and learn how to: - easily add captions to your online meetings,
- imbed alt-tex to social media images,
- and spell your name with sign language.
Led by Katie Yohe
"YES, AND..." with A.B.L.E. In this taster session, participants of all abilities are invited to play along with A.B.L.E.'s team of Teaching Artists and Creative Associates as we explore one of the big rules of improvisation: saying "yes" to each other's ideas. Along the way, you'll also get to experience A.B.L.E.'s unique approach to making theatre for, with, and by actors with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and ensuring that everyone is ABLE to connect, to contribute, and to create.
A.B.L.E. - Artists Breaking Limits & Expectations is celebrating their 7th anniversary of creating theatre and film for, with, and by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A.B.L.E. engages actors ages 13 and up through performance ensembles, specialized workshops, and outreach programming. Whether in person or online, all A.B.L.E. programs strive to foster agency and nurture lifelong skills like communication, collaboration, and creativity. A.B.L.E.'s ensembles have produced 25 projects for the stage and screen, ranging from adaptations of Shakespearean classics to original stories. A.B.L.E.’s feature films have been recognized by several local and international festivals. For more information, please visit www.ableensemble.com and find them on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
Tango Try It
After the performance join the dancers to try some Tango steps yourself!
Emerging Technology from Echo Network for Accessibility, Inclusion & Creative Expression in Dance
Led by Christopher Knowlton, Bill Parod and Andy Slater
Artists and technologists Christopher Knowlton, Bill Parod and Andy Slater host an interactive workshop on the potential of emerging technology for accessibility and creative exploration for dance and movement. Following a demonstration of an early prototyped body-tracking sound app from the Echo Network project, attendees will engage in a guided exploration of the app in smaller groups on their own devices and with their own bodies. The workshop will conclude with a combined discussion of curiosities, discoveries, feedback and future directions for development. An ASL interpreter and audio describer will be present for the introduction, demonstration and discussion. NOTE: the app is only available on iOS devices. We encourage attendees to bring their own iOS devices or share with other attendees.
Access Hip Hop
Robby Lee Williams, Jonathan St. Claire
Join in, or just watch, this adaptive dance workshop!
Music by Kool And The Gang
Instructor, Maggie Bridger
Learn simple choreography to upbeat celebratory music. We will kick off the Dance Party at 5:30 with this fun group dance!