Full Radius Dance
part of The Forward Festival of the Arts
May 15, 3 pm
The Claire Shulman Theater
This performance has been canceled due to COVID detection.
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Full Radius Dance is a professional physically integrated modern dance company based in Atlanta, GA. The term "physically integrated" defines dance that combines dancers with and without disabilities in the creation, rehearsal, and performance of the work. For Full Radius Dance, physically integrated dance is not just about the disabled body but the bodies of all the dancers. It communicates an awareness and acceptance of physicality and a deep sense of recognition about the power and potential of the body.
During Alice, Peter, and Dorothy, Full Radius Dance examines the fantasy novels Alice in Wonderland, Peter and Wendy, and The Wizard of Oz through a disability-centric lens – how does disability inform the authors’ work? What rhetoric in the novels minimalizes and/or normalizes the visual or invisible mark of disability? (Funding for this work is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.)
In Undercurrents, dancers flow on and off the stage in currents of movement, pulling the dance in unexpected directions. Partnerships are created and washed away, subtle shifts create dramatic effects, and hidden feelings and impulses run below the surface.
The company maintains an active schedule of virtual and live performances, workshops, and classes and presents the annual Modern Atlanta Dance (MAD) Festival. Highlights include international touring to Italy, Korea (as the sole U.S. company at the Korean International Accessible Dance Festival) and at the Una Mirada Diferente Festival in Madrid, Spain as the first USA company ever presented. The company’s 2018 concert, “Tapestry”, was heralded by ArtsAtl as a “masterwork” and was recorded by The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library for inclusion in their permanent collection.