Creating Spaces for Belonging

Fall 2021

Dance artists Willyum LaBeija and Robby Williams talk with writer and educator Anita Gonzalez about their performance work at the intersection of disability advocacy and aesthetics.

Image: A split-screen of Anita Gonzalez talking to Willyum LaBeija and Robby Williams.

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Inclusive and Introspective Theater

Spring 2021

Theater artists Brian Balcom and Tsehaye Geralyn Hébert talk with writer and educator Anita Gonzalez about possibilities with technology and becoming the people with “buy-in” to making changes and greater accessibility.

Image: A split-screen of Anita Gonzalez talking to Brian Balcom and Tsehaye Geralyn Hébert.

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Modeling Disability

Summer 2020

Visual artists Riva Lehrer, Mariam Paré, and Reveca Torres talk with filmmaker Justin Cooper about being seen as equal to other working artists and creating art during challenging times.

Image: A split-screen of Justin Cooper talking to Riva Lehrer, Mariam Paré, and Reveca Torres.

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On Disability Aesthetics

Summer 2020

Multidisciplinary artists, Matt Bodett, Pooja Pittie, and Andy Slater, in conversation with filmmaker Justin Cooper. They talk about disability aesthetics across mediums and how to mine the golden threads from one's personal experience.

Image: A split-screen of Justin Cooper talking to Matt Bodett, Pooja Pittie, and Andy Slater.

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On Representation

Summer 2020

Theater artists, Michael Herzovi, Arlene Malinowski, and Robert Schleifer, in conversation with filmmaker Justin Cooper. They talk about the challenges and opportunities of working on screen and on stage.

Image: A split-screen of Justin Cooper talking to Michael Herzovi, Arlene Malinowski, and Robert Schleifer

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From Stage to Stage

Spring 2020

Dance artists, Ginger Lane and Kris Lenzo, in conversation with filmmaker Justin Cooper. They discuss their legacy in the disability arts community in Chicago, the challenges of stage accessibility, and perpetually being on stage as disability activists.

Image: A split-screen of Justin Cooper talking to Kris Lenzo and Ginger Lane

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The Disability Culture Leadership Initiative and 3Arts/Bodies of Work Residency Fellowships are supported in part by grants from
the Arts Work Fund, the Joyce Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.