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Inside Abilities Dance’s Studio

Image description: A Black woman in a facemask and blue dress stands in a dance pose with one arm above her head and the other in front of her. She is on a darkened stage, in front of a blue panel with red and yellow streaks on it.

Venture inside the studio of Abilities Dance Boston, a local performing company that uses dance as a tool for intersectional disability rights. Ellice Patterson, Founder and Director of Abilities Dance, will talk about the process of how Abilities works in bringing together music, movement, and more in its productions. Ellice will focus on Abilities Dance’s new production, Intersections v2, which features diverse artists within and outside of the disabled community. Intersections V2 highlights BIPOC and deaf/disabled artists and activists past and present while exploring how racial justice and disability rights advocacy interconnect. Join us for this interactive talk, and learn about Abilities Dance and the themes of Intersections V2.

You can attend this program in person in Hunneman Hall at the Brookline Village Library, or you can watch live on YouTube or Facebook via the Brookline Interactive Group or on BIG’s Community Channel, Brookline RCN/Comcast Cable Channel 3.

Ellice and Abilities Dance Boston are featured in the new book Inside Their Studio: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts by the Ikouii Creative. We invite you to check out the book to learn more about Abilities Dance and about deaf and disabled artists from many communities.

This program is in partnership with the Brookline Interactive Group. This event is generously sponsored by the Brookline Commission on Disability and the Library Trustees.

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Thursday, March 30, 2023

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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