disability dance

I found an interesting post on Feministe this morning talking about dance and disability – the disabled dancer.  The post is one dancer’s response to comments in a talk-back after a performance – one comment being that the performance elicited a “cringe” response.   The author of the post raises questions of what a cringe-worthy performance is and what this can mean in respect to a company that has both disabled and abled dancers – what exactly is the audience cringing because of?:  a “bad” performance or a “bad” (disabled) body?

To read the post, click here.

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