Bring your lunch and join us for an event in the Quad that you don’t want to miss!
Have you ever heard of physically integrated dance? Come join us for an afternoon of performances by dancers with disabilities. You also don’t want to miss the opportunity to participate in a mini-workshop on movement and dance!
UIC Disability Resource Center
A Center for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) presents:
It’s the Way We Move
Tues, September 19, 2017 @ UIC Quad 803 S. Morgan St.
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
MORE ABOUT THE DANCERS:
Since 2003, Kris Lenzo has been a member of Momenta Dance Company, a dance company committed to the integration of people with and without disabilities as dancers and choreographers. Kris has been recognized as a national champion in wheelchair basketball and wheelchair track. He studied at Intensives with Axis Dance in Seattle Washington and Oakland California. Currently, Kris and teaching partner, Deb Goodman, are the instructors of MOMENTA’s “EveryBody Can Dance” workshops. Kris performs almost every year at the Disability Pride Parade. He is also an awardee of 3Arts, a nonprofit organization that recognizes women artists, artists of color, and artists with disabilities who work in teaching, visual, and performing arts.
Vincenzo was studying to be a paramedic when he experienced a fall and a diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy that paralyzed the right side of his body. It took five years for Vincenzo to gain enough function in his arm to use a manual wheelchair. In 2016, Vincenzo began Adaptive Rowing with the Chicago Rowing foundation where he competed and won two races taking home first place. He yearned to perform and dance again, and in that same year, his dream of dancing and performing became a reality when the director of Momenta Dance Company invited him to dance. He was given the honor to choreograph and perform a solo piece for the 2017 Chicago Disability Pride Parade. In addition to dancing with Momenta, Vincenzo trains with Dare2tri , which works with disabled Athletes to compete in triathlons; he competed in the Chicago Triathlon this August 26th 2017 as a para-athlete. He also serves as ambassador for the Abilities Expo.
A flyer for the event is at: https://drc.uic.edu/files/2017/09/ITWWM-Flyer-Large-Print.pdf
Feel free to contact Lily Diego at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or accommodation services. Audio description, closed captioning, and sign language interpreters will be provided.
Please refrain from wearing scented products. This event is free and open to the public.
Lily Diego-Alvarez, MSW
Extra-Help Program Assistant
Disability Resource Center
1200 W. Harrison ST.
1190 SSB (MC 321)
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 413-2183 VOICE
(312) 413-7781 FAX