The Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival is only a week away!

This year’s festival features disability activist Eli Clare, writing workshops, and performances by dancers and workshop participants. It will be held April 22-24 at the new Zoomtopia performance space in Southeast Portland. Click Here For Festival Details

Here’s a glimpse at some of our performers:

  • American Woman” by Mizu Desierto — Mizu is a performer, choreographer, designer and educator whose work explores the themes of personal truth and transformation through dance. Her choreography exposes the hidden, sometimes absurd and tragic aspects of life and examines issues of cultural, ecological, and feminine identity.
  • “Chance Dance” by Alexis Jewell, Tiffani King, and Colleen Genuine — Tiffani, a 29 year old dancer with Cerebral Palsy, will perform her first duet with Colleen, a dancer and Pilates enthusiast who works with people with spinal cord injuries and the able-bodied. Tiffani says, “I feel so alive when I dance. I am able to vocalize through dance.”
  • “Two Waters” by Eli Clare — Eli will read his poem “Two Waters” accompanied by a violinist.  Eli is a disability and queer activist and author of “The Marrow’s Telling,” a collection of poetry and prose bringing together a poet’s passion for language and an activist’s passion for social justice.
  • “Silence Translated” by Alexis Jewell — Alexis is a certified DanceAbility instructor, a mixed abilities dancer, and choreographer. She has performed with DACP, Impetus Arts, and has been a guest dancer with Agnieszka Laska Dancers. Alexis is also a writer, video novice, and holistic lifestyle addict.

See something you like? Think you want to participate?

Contact the Disability Art and Culture Project at (503) 358-9085 or