Have you heard about the first modern dance company school to integrate professional stand-up and sit-down (wheelchair) dancers?
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, President and Founding Artistic Director, a pioneer in the field of integrated dance, started the company in 1980, and for more than a quarter of a century, Dancing Wheels has performed, taught and inspired children and adults of all abilities around the world. In the U.S, the company presents more than 100 performances reaching audiences of 125,000 each year.
For the upcoming season, Dancing Wheels has just announced that legendary choreographer Donald McKayle has been commissioned to create a new work for the Company! Professor McKayle has chosen a piece from Duke Ellington's Far East Suites, and will be in residence at Dancing Wheels for three weeks in November, to begin work with the dance ensemble for a May 2010 performance.
View the website at www.dancingwheels.org for more information, photos, and the schedule of performances.
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