American Realness

Disability. Dance. Artistry. Conversation Series

With Kevin Gotkin, Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis, Marissa Perel and Ben Pryor

Co-Presented by Dance NYC Disability. Dance. Artistry. and The Performance Project at University Settlement

Tuesday January 16, 11:00am – 1:00pm
ASL interpretation provided

University Settlement, 184 Eldridge St, Manhattan

Join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations about integrated and disability dance artistry. Organized around upcoming New York City metropolitan area performance activity at the nexus of disability and dance, the series will feature leading artists working at that nexus in conversation with their presenters. The goals of the series are to drive awareness and interest in dance made by and with disabled artists, capture and share lessons learned by featured artists, and generate dialogue and partnerships among attendees. Featured artists are grantees of Dance/NYC’s Disability. Dance. Artistry. Fund, created to advance dance made by and with disabled artists.

The fifth conversation in the series will be a moderated conversation with Kevin Gotkin, Co-Founder of The Disability/Arts/NYC Task Force, feature Claire Cunningham, Jess Curtis/Gravity, Marissa Perel and Ben Pryor.

Accessibility: University Settlement is an accessible entrance venue. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact Hannah Joo at least two weeks prior to the event via email at or call 212.966.4452 (voice only). ASL interpretation will be provided.

Photo by Sven A. Hagolani