Permission to Stare – Arts and Disability

Kate Marsh, Jonathan Burrows


This ‘Fresh Perspectives’ publication from IETM presents different views on arts and disability with a focus on contemporary dance. It provides an overview of a variety of questions and possible approaches to provide the best conditions for disabled performing arts professionals. It provides us with an insight into first-hand experiences from artists with their shared vision of representation on stage. The first part of the publication contains a chain of letters written by fellow artists. The written letters contain personal stories, poetic visions, and political speeches. They offer an insightful perspective on their experiences in the arts sector. The second part builds on contributions collected via an online open call.