A New Definition of Dance

October 14 - 26, 2016

Jacksonville - Tampa – Miami

Now in its second year, “A New Definition of Dance” features internationally renowned dancers of exceptional merit, who also have disabilities. The program will include breakdancers Luca “LazyLegz” Patuelli and Roya Abdol Hosini, African musician and dancer Sidiki Conde, World and European champions in wheelchair ballroom dancing Hanna Harchakova and Ihar Kisialiou, DanceAbility® International founder Alito Alessi, award-winning Australian dancer Marc Brew, Hai Cohen and Tali Wertheim from Israel’s Vertigo Dance Company, Dwayne Scheuneman from REVolutions Dance, wheelchair dancers Frank Hull and Marcie Ryan, Chinese classical dancer Liu Yan, as well as Florida-based companies Karen Peterson and Dancers and Sarasota Contemporary Dance.  For 2016 artist bios and pictures, click here

With nearly two weeks of statewide events, “A New Definition of Dance” strives to break down negative stereotypes of people with disabilities, introduce students and veterans with disabilities to a new method of communication and self-expression, encourage dance majors to explore dance forms through varying types of bodies and abilities, and provide career development and professional opportunities for artists with disabilities.

Click here to download the “A New Definition of Dance” flyer.

Click here to download the “Integrated Dance” conference flyer.


Special thanks to the many sponsors who made this program possible:

“A New Definition of Dance" is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Department of State- Division of Cultural Affairs, and with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”