Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company (IAVDC) is planning their 5th show for May 5-7, 2017! IAVDC is a unique cross disability and integrated youth/young adult dance company. We will have 3 performances including two free performances for schools and community programs. These performances will showcase our innovative choreography, dancers’ skills and creativity and expose integrated dance to new audiences.
Project photo by Shannon Knight.
We are raising $2500 for the following:
- Rehearsal Space, for dancers to work on their own choreography for duets and solos
- ASL Interpretation
- Audio Description
Each of these pieces will help us make this a beautiful, accessible event and allow us to preserve the performances with high quality images and video. These recordings will help us share with others the great value and power of integrated dance for youth and young adults in fostering community and disability pride.
Our works for this year's performance include:
- "The Journey"
- A dramatic dance trio about lost love to "This House," by Alyson Moyet.
- A quirky dance featuring chicken and fish motivated movement and a tango chase.
- Daric and Monique are choreographing a charming duet to the song "Never Fully Dressed without a Smile" from Annie.
- A trio with Attitude featuring dancers Ryan, Monique, and Addie
- A classical dance with live music featuring Divergent Opera.
Take a look at "Save the World," a piece from IAVDC's 2015 performance "Authenticate," to see how we put on a show!
IAVDC was started to offer opportunities for youth with and without disabilities to dance together. Our dancers are empowered to create dance and choreography that comes from their true authentic selves.
The mission of the Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) is to further the artistic expression of people with both apparent and non-apparent disabilities. We view disability as a natural and valuable variation of the human form. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP accomplishes this mission by supporting the creative expression of people with disabilities. DACP utilizes the performing arts as a method of examining disability in relation to society. DACP also supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.
Photo by Kathy Coleman. [Image Description: Seven dancers pose in a spotlight. They wear colorful costumes of blue, green, pink, and black. They sit, stand, and lay on a wooden floor in a large room. The photo is altered to look like a drawing or painting.]
Risks and challenges
We have applied for several grants to support our performances, and are hopeful that we will receive grant funding. DACP has always received enough funding to put on our shows. Our show will go on even if we don't accomplish our Kickstarter. However, the Kickstarter funding will raise the quality of the show and what we can do for our dancers and audiences. Without your help, we will not be able to hire a costumer for some of our dancers. Remember the amazing costumes from "Save the World" that happened with your support? Our dancers work hard and deserve a professional photo shoot just like other professional companies. Your support also helps DACP promote our shows and show future funders our work. A videographer also helps with future funders, and gives our dancers and audiences the opportunity to share our work with friends. Access and accommodations are always a top priority, so we have ASL interpreters and an Audio Describer for our performances.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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