Round up: Unlimited Festival 2018

| by Harriet Guest

Tags: Arts and disability Dance Festivals Live art Theatre

120 delegates from 40 countries descended on London for Unlimited 2018, a festival presenting extraordinary work by disabled artists. Catch up on all the discussion, blogs and videos in our round up of the week

Jo Bannon We are Fcked2. Photo Paul Samuel WhiteHow can we avoid stereotyping disabled artists?

Support for arts and disability has increased over the past few years. But do programmers have unconscious prejudices? Nina Mühlemann speaks to Unlimited 2018 artists and producers – and shares some advice.
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JTSix things everyone should know about disability

Disabled doesn't mean less able, access is more than just about ramps... Comedian and performer Jess Thom, AKA Touretteshero, explains six things that everyone should know about disability.
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unltdWatch the Unlimited Symposium

The Unlimited Symposium was a disabled-led two day discussion at the Unicorn Theatre, London that was also watched as a live stream across the world. If you missed the event you can still watch it here to engage with different perspectives and plan for real change in disability arts.
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Syrus"Identity is the beginning of all my work"

Unlimited delegate and activist Syrus Marcus Ware talks about black, transgender and disabled identity, and gives his best advice for effective activism.
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Unmute 1024x682What's changed? By Marlene le Roux

The Unlimited commission programme supports ambitious creative projects by disabled artists and companies across the world. Marlene le Roux, a  disability and women's rights activist, reflects on the impact the programme has had in South Africa.
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 A new kind of vogue comes to the Unlimited festival

The first ever vogue house of d/Deaf and disabled dancers pushes creative boundaries and fuses sign language into their choreography. Watch a trailer about the creation of The Unlimited House of Krip.
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Kaite O Reilly"I write disabled characters who aren't evil, piteous or helpless"

What is normal? Playwright Kaite O'Reilly, whose latest work And Suddenly I Disappear featured at Unlimited 2018, perceives the world differently and challenges perceptions of disability.
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Unlimited: legs, wheels and biscuits

Catch up with the Think Aloud podcast featuring three performers from Unlimited 2018, comedian Jackie Hagan, musician Baluji Shrivastav and creator of Touretteshero Jess Thom.
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Diverse City. What am I worth. Photo Paul BlakemoreThe Unlimited journey and impetus of action

Darren Henley, Chief Executive at Arts Council England looks back at the Unlimited journey and what more needs to be done to empower disabled and d/Deaf artists across the UK.
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unltdjskadAnd Suddenly I Appear: Reflections on a disabled-led creative process

Nur Shafiza is a Creative Captioner working with Unlimited commissioned artist Kaite O'Reilly on And Suddenly I Disappear. Shafiza reflects on inclusive captioning, privilege and her experience working with O'Reilly.
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A Series of Movements credit Marcus Polk2Don't be afraid to collaborate

What makes two artists click? How can you avoid problems when you start a new relationship? Unlimited 2018 artists share their experiences of working in collaboration.
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