DACP furthers the artistic expression of people with disabilities. We believe affirmative disability identity is intertwined with racial, gender, social, and economic justice. DACP supports established and emerging artists, as well as the community at large, in developing knowledge and expression of disability culture and pride.
Bottom Line for Portland
DACP is leading an accessible revolution in Portland. Last year, our dance company performed provocative cutting-edge contemporary dance. Our ReelAbilities film festival previewed in City Hall. We provided community trainings on disability culture and justice. Our leadership institute cultivated the skills of 20 graduates, amplifying the voices of our community.
Donors $50+ are entered into a raffle for goodies from Corrib Theatre and Nel Centro with donations matched by Alicia Sellikan and Chelsea Collier, and the first 5 donors $50+ get passes to ReelAbilities Film Festival.
“Dancing with the Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company has provided me with invaluable perspective about invisible lenses of ableism that influence how I practice dance. My own dance grew tremendously after learning to collaborate within a powerful, expressive framework built by a company that cannot appease those harmful standards. I learned about so many more possibilities for expression that don’t include that lens of body regulation and elitist understandings of the art form.” —Jordan Bonner, Body Home Fat Dance (IAVDC guest dancer)