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Dundee Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted onDecember 3, 2011

Dundee Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities

On Dundee Celebrates International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesSaturday December 3rd Dundee will celebrate the UN’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities. 

The UN states that people with disabilities make up an estimated 15 per cent of the world’s population. In recognition of these people and in a celebration of life, Scottish Dance Theatre’s (SDT) Dance Agent for Change Caroline Bowditch will lead a flash mob made up of inclusive SDT group Do Your Thing; members of Make Music Move, a joint inclusive project between SDT and Paragon Ensemble from Glasgow; students from the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and members of the public.

International Day of Disabled People aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of disabled people through a series of performances across the world to showcase – and celebrate – the contributions made by persons with disabilities as agents of change and development in the communities in which they live.

 SDT’s Caroline Bowditch is working to break new ground for dance and disability and aims to increase the number of disabled people involved in dance in Scotland, including those entering training or the dance profession.  On 19th & 20thJanuary, SDT and partners will host the Pathways to the Profession Symposium which will examine the issues inhibiting the inclusion of sensory and physically disabled people in the performing arts.


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