The Mixed Ability Project (MAP)
MAP involves youth artists with disability working together with artists without disability in contemporary dance and theatre training, performance creations and community outreaches.
It is also a socio-cultural project which aims at integrating people with disability into performance arts while breaking the taboos and stigma associated with disability. DIS under Ondiege Matthew have trained close to 100 dancers with disability and also created new mixed ability groups in Kenya.
For this work and for social inclusion of persons with disability, Dance Into Space received an award given by The National Council for Persons with Disability in the media category in 2011.
Watch https://vimeo.com/26864912 and https://vimeo.com/34652498 for mix ability performance and an outreach activity.
Mixed Ability Partner groups :
- Imani Disabled Group –Shauri Moyo, Nairobi
- Lake Victoria Arts Initiative – Osieko village, Busia
- Overcomers By Grace – South B, Nairobi
Click on this link to view the performance entitled Uraibu .