Engaging with difference: a conversation on dance practice, disability and inclusive leadership led by Kate Marsh with Annie Hanauer and Susanna Recchia (2023)

As artists, how do we create the conditions for real exchange between people, and how do our practices grow through encountering and engaging with difference?

Approached through the lens of Kate Marsh’s expertise on dance, disability and leadership, this conversation between Kate, Annie Hanauer and Susanna Recchia revolves around ideas and questions which have surfaced during their Artistry & Access Lab during the week, aiming to share specific practices and experiences with a wider audience. This exchange was an open invitation to anyone interested in how dance practices can continue evolving and expanding.

This talk is part of dance it, dance it, Independent Dance’s year-long programme conceived by Heni Hale and Nikki Tomlinson which aims to foreground disabled, neurodivergent and d/Deaf artists as leaders and to widen dissemination of inclusive dance practices. Partner organisations on different strands of the programme include Candoco Dance Company, Sadler’s Wells, The Work Room, Dance Umbrella and Team London Bridge. This programme is supported through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.