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Two dance artists from DanceAbility International, an organization that seeks to bring people with and without disabilities together through dance, will be in Manila to conduct a workshop on the DanceAbility method May 14-18 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP)’s Bulwagang Amado Hernandez.

Alessi and Daly are Arts Envoys of the US State Department and as such are travelling through Indonesia, Mongolia and the Philippines to share the DanceAbility methods to groups that integrate people with and without disabilities. DanceAbility International is based in Eugene, Oregon, United States.

In Manila, a one-day workshop will be held for students/young artists on May 14 while a four-day orientation for teachers/choreographers/dancers will be held May 15-18 at the CCP. To achieve a wider reach and impact, the US Embassy Manila Public Affairs Department and the CCP, through its Cultural Exchange Department, are bringing in selected regional participants from various local organizations and communities to participate in the 5-day workshop-orientation.

DanceAbility International is a nonprofit organization based in Eugene, Oregon. It celebrates the beauty of diversity, by bringing people together, with and without disabilities, through dance. It conducts performances, educational programs, teacher trainings and workshops, worldwide. In its 25 years of activity, it has reached more than a million people in 37 countries. Over 400 people in 25 countries are Certified DanceAbility Teachers. Alessi is a Guggenheim Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and Fulbright Senior Fellow.

For more information, please call the CCP Cultural Exchange Department at (63 2) 832-1125 locals 1708-1709.

Cultural Center Of The Philippines (CCP)
Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex
Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tuesday May 14, 2013 - Saturday May 18, 2013


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