dancers of all abilities posing on stage
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JOIN US Friday, February 23, 2018
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The power of the arts to change lives is universal. There is no question that people with disabilities should have equal access to all forms of creative expression and community.

Self-expression is a fundamental part of being human. The arts—dance, theatre, music, painting, and more—exist because of a profound need to express ourselves; and for many people, the arts serve as a bridge to a deeper connection to themselves, to others, to independence, to self-esteem, and to life.

Come witness the power the inclusive arts can have for people with disabilities during a performance by the talented young dancers from the National Dance Institute (NDI)* and the DREAM Project.
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Doors open at 12:30 P.M.
Performance runs from 1- 2 P.M.
Q&A session to follow
National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts
Howard Gilman Performance Space
217 W. 147th Street
New York, NY 10039
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Young woman jumping in the air while dancing with another young woman who uses a wheelchairPhoto by Eduardo Patino
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The show will be followed by an opportunity to speak with the performers, children with and without disabilities ages 7 to 15, and their parents, as well as DREAM Co-directors Kay Gayner (NDI Associate Artistic Director) and Agnes Ferro (Pediatric Physical Therapist) about their experience in this unique program. All audience members will receive a comprehensive list of arts programs available to people with disabilities in New York City.
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*National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in 1976 by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage all children—regardless of background, ability, or socioeconomic status—and motivate them toward excellence. NDI uses dance and music to instill in students a love of the arts, a passion for learning, and a desire to strive for their personal best.