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How Does Disability Performance Travel?: Access, Art, and Internationalization (Routledge Equity)

How Does Disability Performance Travel?: Access, Art, and Internationalization (Routledge Equity)

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Publication Date: December 12th, 2023
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This edited collection investigates the myriad ways in which disability performance travels in a globalized world.

Disability arts festivals are growing in different parts of the world; theatre and dance companies with disabled artists are increasingly touring and collaborating with international partners. At the same time, theatre spaces are often not accessible, and the necessity of mobility excludes some disabled artists from being part of an international disability arts community. How does disability performance travel, who does not travel - and why? What is the role of funding and producing structures, disability arts festivals, and networks around the world? How do the logics of international (co-)producing govern the way in which disability art is represented internationally? Who is excluded from being part of a touring theatre or dance company, and how can festivals, conferences, and other agents of a growing disability culture create other forms of participation, which are not limited to physical co-presence?

This study will contextualize disability aesthetics, arts, media, and culture in a global frame, yet firmly rooted in its smaller national, state and local community settings and will be of great interest to students and scholars in the field.

About the Author

Christiane Czymoch works in the field of media accessibility and is a researcher at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.Kate Maguire-Rosier is a postdoctoral research associate of the "Care Aesthetics Research Exploration" project in the Drama department at the University of Manchester.Yvonne Schmidt is a professor and principal investigator of the research projects "Aesthestics of the Im/Mobile" and "EcoArtLab" at the Bern Academy of the Arts.