ILL-ABILITES™: No Excuses, No Limits
A FREE SENSORY FRIENDLY/NEURO-DIVERGENT PERFORMANCE
DateMay 13, 2023
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Dance like anything is possible!
Be inspired by this international all-star dance crew, featuring four of the world’s best differently abled dancers, and one of the best DJs in the country. No Excuses, No Limits tells each dancer’s story through dance, music and audience interaction and a gained understanding of the limitless possibilities that any person can hold. The “ILL” in ILL-ABILITIES™ does not mean “sick” or “unwell;” rather, it means “amazing,” “cool,” or “incredible” talent - a reference to the use of “ill” in hip hop culture to mean something positive.
- THIS IS A SENSORY FRIENDLY/NEURO-DIVERGENT PERFORMANCE
- YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH OUR WEBSITE TO ATTEND THIS PERFORMANCE
- EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND
What to Expect
- This performance is approximately 60 minutes long.
- The show is general admission, which means you can choose to sit whereer you are comfortable sitting.
- In the show, dancers discuss where they are from and share personal stories about what led them to become professional dancers. The dancers demonstrate breakdancing moves that reflect their stories and styles.
- The dancers talk about the history and genres of dance that inspire moves in breakdancing.
- Four dancers from ILL-ABILITIES™ perform onstage. Sometimes, they dance alone in solo pieces; other times, they dance together in pairs; and sometimes, they dance as a whole group.
- Pre-recorded electronic music is played throughout the show.
- There is a DJ that uses turntables onstage to play the music. Sometimes, the DJ will play a sound effect, like the sound of an air horn.
- Sometimes, the music is fast and energetic; other times, the music is slow and dramatic. Sometimes, the music includes atmospheric, percussie sounds to match the choreography’s tone.
- Lighting is used throughout the show on stage to help set the mood of the choreography. Sometimes, there is general stage lighting. Other times, there is dramatic stage lighting that uses stark contrasts between darkness and a spotlight to emphasize a dancer.
- There is a large video screen as the backdrop of the stage. At the beginning of the performance, a video showcasing the different performers will play on the screen.
- The performers may ask for audience participation from your seat. You can participate if you want.
What to Bring
- Please bring any tools that will help make the experience comfortable for you! Some suggestions are noise-canceling headphones, sunglasses or isors, fidgets, and communications devices. We will also be distributing fidgets here at PPAC in case you forget yours.