Cripping the Arts

Cripping the Arts

April 28-30th 2016
Ryerson University
Toronto, Ontario

Tangled Art + Disability presented Cripping the Arts, a three-day symposium from April 28-30th, 2016, which seeked to advance Deaf and Disability arts in Canada by addressing the question: How do Deaf, disabled, and Mad people access the arts both as audience members and creators?

Cripping the Arts brought together artists, academics, curators, arts council officers, and community members invested in Deaf and Disability Arts and culture. This symposium was organized around two main themes—Accessible arts practices and Deaf and Disability aesthetics— and culminated with summary notes offered by a symposium discussant.

Cripping the Stage: A Disability Arts Cabaret
Saturday April 30th from 8:00-11:00 PM
Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre

Presented by the British Council Canada, Tangled Art + Disability, Invisible Flash and Harbourfront Centre, Cripping the Stage is a disability arts cabaret featuring cutting-edge disabled artists from Canada and the United Kingdom. Co-hosted by Alex Bulmer (Invisible Flash, Winston Churchill Fellow) and Mat Fraser (American Horror Story), Cripping the Stage will showcase music, performance and stand-up comedy by Liz Carr (GB), Laurence Clark (GB), masti khor (CA), The Mighty Rhino (CA), jes sachse (CA) and Lynx Sainte-Marie (CA).

We offer ASL interpretation, full live audio-description, and attendant care for the entire Relaxed performance event. Additionally, guide dogs are welcome and there will be accessible seating. We request that you assist us in making this a scent-free space. If you would like more information regarding the accessibility features at this venue, please contact the Harbourfront box office at 416-973-4000 option 1.

Cripping the Stage welcomed its audience to a relaxed environment. Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. We offer a relaxed attitude toward noise or movement throughout the performance.

For more information on this symposium and to see the schedule, download the Cripping The Arts program.

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