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Center for Literature and Medicine - Dancing Wheels Performance
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9/9/2013
When: Monday - September 9th, 2013
6:30 p.m.
Where: Hiram College Campus
Renner Theatre
Contact: Zachary Ott '12

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September 9th, 2013

6:30 p.m.

Renner Theatre 


The Center for Literature and Medicine is proud to sponsor a performance by The Dancing Wheels Company and School on September 9th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in Renner Theatre, located in the Frohring Performance building.  This performance ties into the ethics theme of the year:  Ability and Disability.  

Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980.  Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. An almost unimaginable concept at the time, Mary’s vision and passion have since helped to revolutionize our very notion of dance – as well as what defines a dancer.  

Since opening its doors in 1990, Dancing Wheels continues to travel the globe advocating disability awareness and entertaining 30,000-50,000 people each year. With a repertory of over 40 works from nationally-esteemed choreographers and a message of inclusion and accessibility, the Company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance. 

For more information about Dancing Wheels Company and School, please visit their website at http://www.dancingwheels.org/.  Verdi-Fletcher will lead the audience in a discussion following the performance.  Seating will be limited for this event and it will be first come, first serve.

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