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Lincoln Center at Home Celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • July 24, 2020

Alice Sheppard, Artistic Director of Kinetic Light, challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Photo by Mengwen Cao.

July 26, 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the most significant Civil Rights legislation establishing the right for people with disabilities to participate fully in civic life. To mark this momentous anniversary, Lincoln Center at Home is highlighting the work of disabled artists and reflecting on how the ADA has shaped the arts with its ADA in the Arts series. Through streamed performances and interactive virtual workshops and tours, they celebrate this milestone and lift up the need for a more inclusive and just future.

Watch an excerpt of a new choreographic project by Montréal-based dance company Cas Public that weaves together sign language and contemporary choreography in an intricate fusion of symbolic imagery. Enjoy a reading of the short play Death Bites, in collaboration with Queens Theatre, a work that explores disabled identity through a fantastical premise, and take a behind-the-scenes verbal description tour, designed for people who are blind or have low vision, to discover tap dance materials from the archives of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Further information and to view this week’s events from Lincoln Center at Home

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