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Reclaiming A Disability Slur Through Dance – Be Yourself

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***Arts and Health Series: Dance and Disabilities***

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          One of the most interesting developments emerging from my research for Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is the opening up of the performing arts to those with disabilities and the use of dance in many therapeutic situations. Today’s post is the inspiring story of Jerron Herman, who has cerebral palsy, and his performances in the Gimp Project, a New York City dance troupe of people with disabilities. Thanks to Carey Dunne and Be Yourself for the story.

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Source: Reclaiming A Disability Slur Through Dance – Be Yourself

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates All Who Want to Dance!

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Creative Future | Brighton | Working With Under-Represented Artists & Writers

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***The Arts & Disabilities Series: Creative Future Leading the Way***

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          Creative Future is a 10-year-old nonprofit organization in Brighton, England providing hope, encouragement, training, and opportunities in the arts to people with disabilities of many kinds. It is one of my “Beacons of Hope” group and I will be featuring it in the Beacons of Hope Resource Guide, the first in the “Living Through Creativity Series. Explore Creative Future’s work and accomplishments; you may just find a great idea to use in your community.

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Source: Creative Future | Brighton | Working With Under-Represented Artists & Writers

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Creative Future!

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Disability Arts International Issue #3 Unlimited and International collaboration

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The Arts Are for All of Us, Whatever Our Strengths or Weaknesses:

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Courtesy of Artwell Art Therapy

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          Good information is often hard to find, especially in the area of the arts for persons with disabilities. Disability Arts International, a website and digital publication of the British Council, is a valuable source of information about all aspects of the arts for people with disabilities, especially in the realms of accessibility and involvement, We could use a similar resource here in the US. Kudos to the British Council!

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Source: Disability Arts International Issue #3 Unlimited and International collaboration

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The Creative Apothecary Salutes the Work of the British Council!

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shoe-town-art-center | About

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Art for Everyone, A Great Model in Haverhill, Massachusetts:

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Courtesy of Shoe Town Art Center Haverhill, MA

Courtesy of Shoe Town Art Center
Haverhill, MA

     Spring is a time to celebrate the many small organizations that make our communities better places to live. My interests, as regular readers of this blog know well, are in the expressive arts in our daily lives. My book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life will include the organization in today’s blog, the Shoe Town Art Center in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

     Emily Lawrence-Boulger, the founder and director of the center, developed this very special place in her hometown after noticing how few arts opportunities there were for children and adults with disabilities. She is an educator, artist, dreamer, and visionary. Explore the entire website and see what can be done with imagination, good will, and perseverance.

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Haverhill, MA

Courtesy of Shoe Town Art Center Haverhill, MA

Courtesy of Shoe Town Art Center
Haverhill, MA

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Shoe Town Art Center!