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COMMUNITY NEWS: Thomas Poulsen Symposium, Disrupting the Norm

A symposium on Disability and Mixed Ability Performing Arts

SPARK is pleased to promote the Thomas Poulsen Symposium on Disability and Mixed Ability Performing Arts: Disrupting the Norm, hosted by the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).

This two-day gathering will include co-creative workshops, critical thinking discussions, video showings and community building.

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The general public is invited to join professional artists on Nov. 1–2, 2019 in the Reeve Theatre, as the SCPA opens up conversations exploring disability art, aesthetics, creative process, education, and belonging, while celebrating individual perspectives and ensemble practices. This will be a valuable opportunity to connect with artists whose practices are inclusive and diverse, and to be creative with people who are interested in broadening their artistic spectrum.

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The symposium is for:

  • Professional and aspiring artists who experience disability

  • Community members who experience disability and those who do not

  • All artists and performers interested in investing in new perspectives on art making

  • Fine Arts education, pedagogy, and performance students and faculty members in both elementary and secondary education

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is committed to making this event as accessible as possible for everyone who would like to attend. Please let them know how to create a more accessible and affirming event by emailing your access needs.

The symposium is free, however the SCPA does ask you to register to confirm your participation by Monday, Oct. 21, 2019.

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This symposium is supported by the Thomas Poulsen Memorial Conference for Integrated Dance and Physical Theatre Endowment.

About Thomas Poulsen (1963–2017)

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