Three leaders in the field of physically integrated dance consider the future for dancers and choreographers of mixed abilities, including wheelchair users and those using crutches or with developmental or other disabilities. A pioneer in the field, Mary Verdi-Fletcher, a choreographer, Marc Brew, and a social entrepreneur Marisa Hamamoto, share with ICONS their personal paths, choreographic processes, and hopes to broaden opportunities in the art form..
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- Cheryl J. - Mentorship In choreography would be beneficial for choreographers who work with the NTID, where sign language is an integral component to the overall composition. This is a complex union of storytelling, communication, and dance design.
- Therese G. - The minute we stop learning or are no longer open to learning, we become stagnant and lose the potential for any level of growth. We need the accountability of a mentor, who can question and push the boundaries we have created within our field.
- Alicia D. - Mentorship is essential for professional development. Mentors are our guides and advocates. They see our potential, and thus believe in us. They can be very fierce critics, but always with positivism. Mutual trust and respect are key in mentorship.
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