Dancing Wheels, Arts and Lectures Event

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DANCING WHEELS

Sunday October 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM
Williams Auditorium

Free tickets for non-probationary Honors students (excluding GPA probationary students).
Honors students may pick up their ticket the night of the event. When you get to the box office, show your Bulldog ID card and tell them you are an Honors student. One ticket per student. Students cannot pick up tickets for other students. If any questions, please contact honors@ferris.edu.

DESCRIPTION:
If dance is an expression of the human spirit, then it is best expressed by people of all abilities. That is the fundamental belief behind the Dancing Wheels Company & School. Considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S., Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.
Mary Verdi-Fletcher, the first professional wheelchair dancer in the U.S., founded the Dancing Wheels Company in Cleveland in 1980. Born with spina bifida, Mary wanted to offer others with disabilities full and equal access into the world of dance. To date, the Dancing Wheels Company’s inspirational mission has touched over 5 million people through performances, school assemblies, residencies and workshops. Millions more have enjoyed their artistry via appearances on CNN, Good Morning America, and the TV special “Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope.”
With a message of inclusion and accessibility, the Company continually expands the reach of artistic possibilities while celebrating the universal spirit of dance.