Petra Kuppers, Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series, Discusses Her Work To Foster Creative Expression for People With Disabilities

This event was held on April 1, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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UM Associate Professor Petra Kuppers is the Artistic Director of The Olimpias Performance Research Series (a project series set up in 1998 to investigate relationships between technology, identity, a holistic understanding of well-being and community arts), an accomplished author and a community artist. She also has a disability and uses a wheelchair. Petra employs dance, music and poetry to teach groups of students and others, with and without disabilities, to overcome obstacles and build community. This presentation will include videos documenting Petra's creative approach to exploring the barriers experienced by people with disabilities.

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