All Bodies Speak

March 8, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Earle Ernst Lab Theatre, 1770 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 Add to Calendar

UH Better Tomorrow Speaker Series presents

Alito Alessi

All Bodies Speak

March 8th, 2019 - Earle Ernst Lab Theatre

Studies show that individuals with disabilities benefit greatly from arts engagement. Due to a lack of opportunities, as well as economic, social, and personal barriers, however, those with disabilities are much less likely to participate in arts and cultural activities than individuals without disabilities. The founder of DanceAbility International, Alito Alessi addresses this inequity and lack of inclusiveness through dance that creates opportunities for all people by utilizing movement as a universal language for expression and creation.

This event will initiate and lead into the 2018-2019 UHM Department of Theatre and Dance Mainstage season production titled Integral Bodies in April 2019. Integral Bodies is an innovative dance-theatre production that promotes inclusive dance-making and challenges stereotypes, prejudices, and assumptions about what a body means. This production involves various bodies in dance performance, using movement as a common ground upon which to build equal opportunity for people from different cultures, races, ethnicities, genders, and physical abilities to perform together.

Ticket Information
Free admission

Event Sponsor
Theatre and Dance, Mānoa Campus

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