Inclusion and Accessibility Workshop at Akropoditi DanceFest

The International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts “Akropoditi DanceFest” hosts Andreas Plemmenos and Christos Papamichael in an in-depth workshop on inclusion and accessibility focused on the art of dance. See you in Syros on the 20th of July!

In the grey space of liminal, around 15 people dance improvisationally. Some in wheelchairs, others without, on the floor, sitting or standing, men and women of all ages enjoy together a dance experience that makes them smile.

Introduction to Inclusion and Accessibility in Culture with a focus on the art of Dance

The workshop sets the appropriate theoretical basis for participants to approach issues of inclusion and accessibility of people with disabilities in culture from a contemporary and informed perspective, eliminating possible unconscious stereotypical prejudices. At the same time, it exposes individuals to a plethora of methodologies, services and good practices, equipping them with both inspiration and practical tools for their daily activities. From accessible communication and inclusive programming to accessibility services, their production process and related strategy formulation, the two facilitators cover a wide range of topics focusing on the art of dance.

A group of people moves into a room with red carpet. Their bodies can be seen from the waist down as they move through the space. Some move with a wheelchair, some with crutches and some without assistance.

Key Subjects:

  • Social Model of Disability
  • Universal Design
  • Accessibility Services
    • Audio Description
    • Subtitling for the Deaf and Hard of hearing (SDH)
    • Interpretation in the Greek Sign Language
    • Complementary services (accessible brochures, structured environment, tactile tours, ticketing, etc.)
  • Accessibility chain (communication, mobility, etc.).
  • Good practices from Greece and Europe

The workshop is addressed to professional and amateur dancers and other cultural professionals (with and without disabilities).

Useful information

👉 Workshop:Introduction to Inclusion and Accessibility in Culture with a focus on the art of Dance
📅 Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024
🕒 Time: 18:00 – 21:00
📍 Location: Tannery Kornelakis-Dendrinou
🗺️ Χάρτης: Ir. Politechniou 98, Ermoupoli 
🎟️ Free admission