Friday, December 3, 2021 4pm to 5pm
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ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2021
IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
You're invited to attend ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2021, a collaboration with ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG), a live global movement installation and social justice initiative that commemorates the United Nations' International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd.
ON DISPLAY GLOBAL was created by physically-integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance (HLD) and is performed annually by communities around the world by diverse performers both with and without disabilities. The work invites performers and audience members alike to consider societal norms about disability and what shapes perceptions about different physical abilities and body types. Participants in the work create sculptural compositions of their own making and on their own terms, in real time. The slowness of the installation invites reflection and introspection for all involved.
The Harvard Dance Center has been participating as an Ambassador for the last few years, building a community of diverse performers and bringing awareness of disability justice, art, and culture to Harvard's campus and beyond. This year, we are thrilled to partner with two wonderful organizations promoting disability justice in our communities: Cambridge Common Voices and Harvard Undergraduate Disability Justice Club.
ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2021 is one hour of the ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG) virtual 24-hour live Zoom event. We invite you to be a part of this work by attending as a viewer and consider: How do we perceive others and why? What is the experience of seeing and being seen?
“The gaze is an integral part of the installation as an instrument of agency, and ODG plays with the tension between the viewer and the viewed, often blurring the roles of audience member and performer to challenge conventional notions of beauty."
–Living Sculptures: Honouring International Day of Persons with Disabilities, by Josephine Minhinnett, Fjord Review, 2020
The work is performed in silence and audio description will be provided for the ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2021 hour for Blind and low vision audience members.
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Dial by phone: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 990 3225 0890
International numbers available: https://harvard.zoom.us/u/abbtwWFUAy
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