Accessibility & Art-Making: A Talk on Inclusivity in the Arts


Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden St., Cambridge, MA
 Amro AridaThe Harvard Dance Center, in partnership with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and Theater, Dance & Media, invites you to join a brown bag lunch discussion on accessibility in the arts. 

“Modernist artists, writers, and composers have been aware of disability as a resource for artistic creativity, a liberating way of shattering conventions and of establishing radically new canons of beauty.” -Joseph Straus, music theorist and disability studies scholar

The panel will include visiting artists Heidi Latsky, dancer, choreographer, and artistic director of Heidi Latsky DanceTiffany Geigel, dancer with Heidi Latsky Dance; Professor Michael Stein, Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and one of the world’s leading experts on disability law and policy; Dr. Debra Levine, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Lecturer on Theater, Dance & Media; and Dr. Andrew Clark, Director of Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer on Music. All are welcome to join the conversation! 

Please bring your own brown bag lunch. Water and tea will be provided. 

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Heidi Latsky and Tiffany Geigel will be leading a master class at Harvard Dance Center on Thursday, November 15, 7:30-9pm. The class is open to adults age 18 with and without disabilities. No prior dance or performance experience necessary. 

These events are supported by the Office for the Arts at Harvard; Theater, Dance & Media; Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and the Provostial Fund for the Arts and Humanities at Harvard University.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to participate in all Harvard Dance Center programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Dance Office at 617-495-8683 in advance of your participation or visit. The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. 

Image: Tiffany Geigel in ON DISPLAY choreographed by Heidi Latsky; photo credit: Amro Arida