Class Description: "DanceAbility: The Art of Being Together"
This class will introduce students to DanceAbility, a style of improv-based dance that creates movement scores that are designed to be inclusive to a wide range of bodies and minds. We will explore how we use DanceAbility's four guiding principles (sensation, relationship, time, and design) to create opportunities for able-bodied and disabled dancers to develop a shared movement vocabulary. In the process of creating that movement vocabulary together, we will have an opportunity to learn about our own bodies and other people bodies and how we can honor and learn from the wisdom inherent in each of them.
If you have access needs for this class that you would like to share ahead of time, please email India at firstname.lastname@example.org.
India Harville is an African American, queer, disabled, femme, access centered movement dancer, performance artist, somatic bodyworker, social justice activist, and educator. India has had the privilege to travel and perform across the United States and internationally and has performed with Sins Invalid, The Inclusive Interdisciplinary Ensemble at Cal State East Bay, Dance Exchange, and DanceAbility International. India's performance work addresses racial justice, queer identity, survivorhood, disability/chronic illness. In addition to choreographing and performing, India is dedicated to supporting people with personal and collective healing and transformation with an emphasis on embodiment. India believes "If you can breathe, you can dance." India offers classes in many styles of integrated dance including DanceAbility, American DanceWheels Wheelchair Ballroom, Adaptive Stretching, NIA, Dancing Freedom, and KiVo.To find out more about India please visit her website at lovingtheskinyouarein.com.