isolation through inclusion
normalcy through diversity
body through movement
separation through unity
stereotypes though uniqueness
society through community
hierarchy in movement aesthetics
DANCE AS RADICAL EMPOWERMENT
Sally Davison DanceAbilty Finland
DanceAbility Finland Association (DAF)
DanceAbility Finland was created in 2008 to support inclusive dance nationally and internationally. We teach workshops, offer outreach into different communities in order to share, explore and cultivate involvement in the multifaceted art of dance. We do this through lectures, demonstrations, workshops and networking. We also provide possibilities for skill development by participation in residencies and international workshops.
There are now 24 certified DanceAbility Teachers in Finland.
If you are interested in supporting our work you can become a member of our association or contact us about making a donation.
Founder: Gunilla Sjövall
Gunilla Sjövall was founder and chairperson of DanceAbility Finland from 2008 – 2016. During her time as chairperson, she supported the growth of the association and is a pioneer in the inclusive dance field in Finland. Gee discovered dancing later in life having believed it was not a possibility for her. When Gee dances she shares her heart and soul. Gee continues as a dancer both with Kaaos Co and elsewhere.
Founder: Sally Davison
Chairperson 2016-2021. Artistic Director 2010-2023. Becoming a DanceAbility teacher in 2007 literally changed my life. It initiated me on a journey that continually informs and shaped who I am and what I do. I am deeply inspired by the implications of what it means to have an inclusive society, to include every body in dance, in the language of the body. Movement fascinates me, I love to explore, play and discover how bodies can communicate and interact with each other and our environment that can have profound effects on the experience of being human.
Gratitude to Alito Alessi and to all the bodies from which this work developed and to all the people through whom it will continue.
DanceAbility Finland ry
Business ID: 2285905-1
Postal address: Lomatie 4 18A, FI-02970 Espoo, Finland
Silva Laukkanen (Chairperson)
Kadar Khristan (Vice Chairperson)
FI78 7997 7997 5814 13
(Holvi Payment Services Oy, Lapinlahdentie 8, FI-00101 Helsinki Finland)