[Perform-talk] An opportunity for disabled artists
adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 13:44:06 UTC 2014
I got this message from another list and thought it would be great to
share it wit the group here. Here is what they wrote.
Dear friends and colleagues!
My name is Oleg Kolpashchikov and I am the president of White Cane social
movement from the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia. White Cane social movement
is a non-governmental organization that was founded by blind people in 2011.
Our aim is to promote our community's social and economic activities. We
believe that people of different abilities first of all should find a way
how they can be useful to society. This is the key strategy for people of
all abilities to gain economical and social independence and become
We are seeking new methods and approaches for integration of people with
special needs into society and are doing it through different projects. One
of them is called International Inclusive Games. We arrange one-day
celebrations with vocal performances, dancing, workshops, sports contests
and other activities. That's how we encourage disabled and healthy people to
get to know each other and team up. Right after celebrations our inclusive
teams start working on different social projects in ecology, tourism, sport
and many other spheres. The game between the teams is who mange to improve
and change society for the better more.
The latest inclusive games were held on January 8th, 2014. At the concert
that was organized for the games we had a brilliant performance by Sristi
KC, a blind professional dancer from Nepal. You can find a video of her
performance hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HSpOEXVXV4
The next International inclusive games will be on May 14th, 2014. White Cane
social movement is looking for people from all over the world who are into
singing or dancing or performing something on stage and are willing to take
part in the games in May. White Cane social movement will provide you with
flight tickets to Yekaterinburg and back, accommodation and food. We will
show you around in our city and you get a lot of fun from this trip.
If you want to take part in International inclusive Games please contact me
by e-mail: ok.urals at gmail.com.
You can find out more about White Cane here: www.extrability.org
With BEST regards,
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