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to tour the work, including at the international fringe festival in London and concerts scheduled this year in Taiwan. During our performances in Taiwan several informal discussions will be held by the Resident Island Dance theatre at different venues. We are participating and fostering a movement in Taiwan in which the government, academia and healthcare has paid more attention to this increasing and important social issue. Our future projects with the government and education specialists will lead to matters improving. References

Article Cover Image Shih - Yun Fang and Jing - Yin Wong enbrace while Li - Chuan Yeh looks on from behind. Photograph by Ren-Haur Liu Chang Chung-An Bio

Chang Chung-an, an award-winning choreographer, established Resident Island Dance Theatre (RIDT) in 2011. In high school, he began to lose site in his right eye. Because of this sight impairment, Chang dropped out of university and returned to his home town, Pingtung. Despite Pingtung’s limited art resources, Chang continued to dance. He works to combine contemporary choreography with ideas about human care. Through powerful and dynamic body movements and experimenting with any possible dance styles, Chang and RIDT give rise and expression to social issues. They lead audiences to experience different perspectives of life. The company’s debut piece, ‘Sun with a Corner Missing’, was nominated for a Golden Dance Award. Created in 2102, ‘Ear Language’ won first prize in the cross-area dance competition held by the Cultural Affairs Department of Pingtung. Other productions include ‘Glass House’ (2013), ‘Workplace Ecology’ (2014) and ‘Lost in Grey’ (2016). http://www.stepoutarts.co.uk/

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ISSUE 7.2 | DISABILITY | MAR 2017 | ACCESSIBLE  

Artists speak about their experiences and claiming spaces as artists with disability.

ISSUE 7.2 | DISABILITY | MAR 2017 | ACCESSIBLE  

Artists speak about their experiences and claiming spaces as artists with disability.

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