The Discussing Disability in Dance book project has been a four-year collaboration between Albuquerque-based dance artist/ arts journalist Emmaly Wiederholt and Austin-based dance educator/disability advocate Silva Laukkanen along with illustrations by San Francisco-based visual artist Liz Brent-Maldonado. We seek to document and celebrate the myriad ways professional dance artists with disabilities are reshaping a field that has historically been excluded to them.
It has been our honor to interview 35 professional dance artists from 14 countries about their experience pursuing their careers as well as their views on barriers and access to training and press.
During the month of February through March 11th, 2021, we are asking for support in completing this important project. We are asking for $5,000 to cover illustrator, designer, and publishing costs. We are hoping to compensate our illustrator and designer $2,000 each and apply the final $1,000 toward miscellaneous publishing costs. We aim to publish the book and have it available for purchase by the end of the year or early 2022.
Folks who donate $50 or more will receive an early hard copy of the book as an extra way of saying THANK YOU!
Read more about the project, including several previously published interviews HERE !
Please consider making a donation and/or sharing our project with anyone who may be interested in learning more about disability in dance. Your support is invaluable.
Emmaly, Silva, and Liz
*A composite of illustrations for the book project by Liz Brent-Maldonado
- Geral Alessi
- Lauren Sheely
- Monica Keegan
- Katie Wiederholt
- Mark Robinson
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