What are the big issues in disability arts right now? Catch up on coverage from us and others exploring the conversations at Unlimited Festivals 2016 and profiling the festival artists
Round-up: Disabled artists lead the debates at Unlimited Festivals 2016
Will we always need disability arts festivals?
Are disability arts festivals the best way to see work? And what are the pros and cons of identifying as a disabled artist? Jo Verrent explores these arguments with Unlimited Festival artists.
Video: Disabled leaders in dance
How are disabled dance artists challenging the world of contemporary dance? Who are the disabled choreographers at the foreground of artistic innovation? Why is it important that disabled dance artists author their own work as choreographers and artistic leaders? Emma Gladstone of Dance Umbrella presents this short film from Disability Arts International with artists including Janice Parker, Claire Cunningham and Dan Daw.
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Tim Barlow: "I didn’t like admitting I was deaf, so I pretended I could hear"
After an acting career spanning 40 years, the former soldier has put together a piece of theatre about his eventful life with director Sheila Hill. He tells David Hutchison at The Stage about the challenges of acting when hard of hearing.
Video: The making of A Different Romeo and Juliet
Graeae’s Jenny Sealey spent two years working with a group of young disabled Bangladeshis. Watch our documentary of the young peoples’ journey as they prepare to perform on stage for the first time.
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Are some more equal than others?
Are there more opportunities open to disabled artists working in particular artforms? Disability Arts Online (DAO) reviews a talk at Southbank Centre's Unlimited Festival with speakers including choreographer Claire Cunningham and visual artist Rachel Gadsden. This is part of DAO's Unlimited series, which offers comprehensive coverage of the talks in the programme and the work shown at the festival.
How I became an artist
Rejected from theatre courses, recovering from injury and falling in love with a poet. Robert Softley and other Unlimited Festival artists, past and present, tell us about their personal journeys and offer advice to aspiring creatives.
Ramesh Meyyappan: To sign or not to sign?
Performer and director Ramesh Meyyappan explains why he doesn't use sign language in his performances in Kim Simpson's blog, which has lots of insightful pieces exploring the Unlimited Festival programme at Tramway, Glasgow.
Disability and the arts: a radical act?
"We’ve always not quite fitted in." In the Huffington Post, Jo Verrent asks: Why are disabled artists seen as radical?
Video: "Being a disabled person feels a political act"
Challenging comedians and campaigning to improve access to performances. Watch our conversation with Unlimited Festival artist Jess Thom and see excerpts of her first stand-up comedy show.
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Meet the superhumans
In Exeunt, Amelia Cavallo looks at the new Channel 4 advert for the Rio Paralympics and explores the notion of casting disabled athletes as “superhumans”.