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Israeli Dance Projects that Challenge the Stigma of Disability, Virtual Talk, Oct. 10
The Henry Schwartzman Endowed Program
Dance and Disability in Israel
Sunday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.
Hammer, an anthropologist
at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, shares her research on
integrated dance--an art form that brings together disabled and
non-disabled dancers to challenge how disability is presented in the
arts and public culture. Celebrating multiculturalism, integrated dance defies
the societal stigma of disability as well as national, religious, and
racial boundaries. Dr. Hammer will explore the Israeli aspects of
these dance projects--both the societal barriers they help to break
down and those they preserve and perpetuate.
Schwartzman Endowed Faculty Seminar and Program were established by the late Arline
Schwartzman in 2004 to honor her husband, Henry, and his dedication
to Rutgers University. Gili Hammer will deliver the Henry Schwartzman
Endowed Faculty Seminar,"Movement as Politics: Disability Dance and the
Politics of Corporeal Aesthetics," this October.