Image Description: Two abstract, yellow wheels glow brightly against a dark purple-blue background. A cluster of curved periwinkle lines connect the wheels together like a path. Two thick lines, pale pink and baby blue, interlock in an ‘X’ over one wheel. Ghostly green ribbons snake in and out around the dark background.
Pink Text in the upper lefthand corner reads: The Cyborg Circus Project along with Reason D’Etre present Disrupting Dance.
A series of drop in classes online via Zoom. Ages16+
On the righthand side, in a grid formation, yellow text reads:
12 PM ET- 3:00 PM ET. Sunday July 4th and 18th. Sunday August 1st and 15th.
ASL, CART, and audio description for all classes. Register for one week or more. City of Toronto residents prioritized. Open to national and international attendance.
Acknowledgements at the bottom of the poster feature three logos: The City of Toronto; Canada Council For The Arts/Counseil Des Arts Du Canada; and The Cyborg Circus Project.
Detailed acknowledgement reads: We acknowledge a City of Toronto Arts & Culture Spark Project With Support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Disrupting Dance is a free online contact improv dance series for disabled dancers ages 16 and up of all skill levels from beginner to professional. These classes will focus on deepening your own understanding of contact improvisation skills such as creating movement scores and exploring how we can partner with our disabilities and mobility devices in the improv process. Students are welcome to sign up for one class, or for the entire series. This program prioritizes City of Toronto residents, but welcomes registration from disabled dancers globally. The class is free for all participants, but advanced registration is required. There are funds available to subsidize child care for Canadian participants if necessary. Classes will be held over zoom. An access protocol for participation in zoom classes will be provided to all participants in advance. Each class will have CART, ASL Interpretation, and Audio Description available. Please let us know if other accommodations are necessary for your participation.
Disrupting Dance is a partnership between The Cyborg Circus Project and REAson D’être Dance. Kathleen Rea will be the lead dance instructor. There will be four classes total. Classes will be held July 4th, and 18th, August 1st and 15th. Classes will take place from 12-3 Eastern Daylight Time. Each class will have an opening circle, movement time, a break mid-way through the class, more movement and a closing circle. Participants will be welcome to participate in as much or as little of the movement offerings as they would like. This program is offered as a City of Toronto Culture Spark Project with Support from the Canada Council for the Arts.
The Cyborg Circus Project defines disability broadly, and works from a cross-disability perspective. Participants with any disabilities including those who identify as Deaf, Mad, Chronically Ill, Neurodiverse, Developmentally Disabled, etc. are welcome to join our programming. You do not need to have a formal disability diagnosis to join our programming, self identification/self-diagnosis are explicitly welcome.