One In Five for Sunday 16 May 2010
At Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama school - Touch Compass teacher Sue Cheesman spends a weekend warming up a group of dance practitioners to the art of inclusion. Disabled and non-disabled participants worked together o strategies to enable everyone who wants to to 'take this dance'.
Sponsors for the Teach-in weekend were: Creative Communities Wellington, IHC Wellington Branch, Dance Aotearoa NZ, Push Play Programme, Wellington City Council.
And to add to the mix we meet up with inclusive education advocate, Suzanne Carrington, who wants more power for the student voice. But what if that voice isn't on message? Without Limits Editor, John Volk suggests it's not a case of one size fits all.
Clockwise from top left: Touch Compass Community workshop; trainee Anna Lukassen; lead tutor Sue Cheesman; Alisha McLennan, support dancer and current Touch compass dancer; Guy Ryan, trainee, and Touch Compass dancer.