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Exploring Disability and Movement

Find your flow through disabled embodied movement prompts and experience the grace of disabled artistry. Includes descriptions for the visually impaired.

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Headspace and Lincoln Center have teamed up to teach you a rich variety of dance moves from around the world. So put your phone where you can see it and get ready to get moving. (upbeat music) It's time for a dance break. (bright music) Disabled bodies have always danced. Acknowledging disabled movement as a professional form is recent in Western culture. Like, 20th century recent. Since the '90s and the changes introduced through the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA, more disabled people are welcomed members of professional dance companies and are creating their own work. (bright music) The future is bright for disability artistry. Let's flow through some disabled embodied movement prompts. (bright music) One, inhale and lift your shoulders to your ears. Exhale. (bright music) Two, let your lower body pucker out and spiral with your torso until you face another direction. (bright music) Three, stretch your upper body. Reach to the edges of your fingertips, ears, whatever you can stretch out to. (bright music) Movement is open to everyone and disability artistry deserves to be recognized all across the world. (bright music)...


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