While in Chicago, Albie Sachs will visit Access Living, where he will give a public talk about his experiences with the anti-apartheid movement and his insight on the state of South Africa today, with a focus on disability rights. Bio: Born in South Africa in 1935,
Access Living’s Arts and Culture Project and Bodies of Work proudly present OUTTAKES, the fourth annual Disability Culture Cabaret. The Cabaret will include a selection of poetry readings, comedy sketches, and performances by five poets and performers with disabilities.
Access Living and Bodies of Work present readings from the book Beauty is a Verb: The New Disability Poets, a collection of poetry by artists with disabilities. Beauty is a Verb is edited by Sheila Black, Jennifer Bartlett, and Michael Northern.
In preparation for the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University’s presentation of AXIS Dance Company on November 19–20, this panel discussion explores the state of training and performance for physically integrated dance—dance that includes both dancers with and without physical disabilities.
In this panel discussion, three artists who represent diverse cultural backgrounds and diverse disability perspectives will engage in a dialogue around issues of race, gender, and community, examining how the issues intersect with disability. With a rich history of performance experience in th