Inclusive Arts Vibe


Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company Performance March 17

Two women and one man dance in front of a black velvet curtain.  They all stand, with their arms in different poses above the head, in front of the chin, and down by the sides.  The women wear pink pants and metallic tops, and the man wears black pants and a red shirt.

Photo by Molly Esteve

The Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company (IAVDC) is performing at the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)’s annual convention, “Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change.”

IAVDC has a new repertoire, and are excited to share it with you.  We hope you’ll join us!

Friday March 17
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Portland Ballroom 251 & 258
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

The Convention Center is served by MAX Red, Blue, Yellow and Green lines, the Portland Streetcar, and bus line 6.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be ASL interpreted.

Disability Art and Culture Project is putting on this Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company performance in collaboration with our CCCC sponsor, the Standing Group for Disability Studies. Don’t miss this amazing performance!

Read more about the CCCC convention:

The Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company provides integrated dance classes, and is inclusive of youth with and without disabilities.  Dancers aged 12-22+ have the opportunity to learn structured improvisation through DanceAbility Methodology, how to choreograph movement including creating their own solos or small ensembles, and expand their movement vocabulary through learning contemporary dance.  IAVDC emphasizes individual expression of movement and building an equitable community through dance.  All choreography builds on the dancers unique minds and bodies, and each dancer contributes to the choreography in their own way.  Participating in Inclusive Arts Vibe is a way for young dancers to develop artistic expressions, positive identities, leadership skills, and experience a working model of social justice in the arts.

Dancers’ reasons for dancing include:

the pleasure of dance,

exercise and energy,

the fun and nice people in rehearsals,

and the feelings of happiness and pride that come from performing in front of people.

Click here to take a look at some of IAVDC’s recent performances on Vimeo.

For more information contact Artistic Director Kathy Coleman at or 503-358-9085 (voice)

Seven dancers pose in a spotlight. They wear black and white costumes, with masks painted around their eyes. They sit and stand on a wooden floor in a large room with white walls

Comments from our community:

“I am a special ed teacher and an advocate for inclusion – you are living it!” – IAVDC audience member

“It is importance to dance because it is a good way to express yourself” – IAVDC dancer

“I love that I get to dance with people I love” – IAVDC dancer

Our Kickstarter was a success!

Nine dancers pose in a circle, facing each other. Some have their arms in the air. They sit, stand, and kneel on a wooden floor in a large room.

Photo by Shannon Knight

The Inclusive Arts Vibe Dance Company raised $2500 for the following with your help:

  • Costumes
  • Rehearsal Space, for dancers to work on their own choreography for duets and solos
  • ASL Interpretation
  • Audio Description
  • Videography
  • Photography

Each of these pieces will help us make beautiful, accessible performances in May 2017 and allow us to preserve them with high quality images and video. The recordings will help us share with others the great value and power of integrated dance for youth and young adults in fostering community and disability pride.

Thanks for your support!

Seven dancers pose in a spotlight. They wear colorful costumes of blue, green, pink, and black. They sit, stand, and lay on a wooden floor in a large room. The photo is altered to look like a drawing or painting

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