Navigating Patron Access and Inclusion
Date & Time
Thursday, January 27, 2022, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Organized by Ben Levine (he/they), Director of Production, Dance Place

Ellice Patterson (she/her), Executive and Artistic Director, Abilities Dance
Saira Barbaric (they/ze/she/he)
Claudia Alick (they/them), Executive Producer, CALLING UP JUSTICE

When presenting a performance, planning and executing patron accessibility practices such as ASL interpretation, captioning, audio description, and relaxed performances requires collaboration between artists and presenters. When entering a presenting relationship, how do artists and presenters evaluate where one another stands on their access and inclusion journey? How can artists and presenters push each other’s growing edge to ultimately make the field more equitable and inclusive? And who is responsible for the labor and financial investment required to accomplish means of access for audiences?

This session will provide closed captioning in English.