By Mariam Hovuni
08-11-2017
Unlimited movement and a big message on one stage
The premieres of the “Us” and “Alice” inclusive dance performances were held through the “America on the Road” cultural tour of the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.

The performances were held at Stanislavski Russian Theater of Yerevan on 7 November.

The program is carried out by several alumni participating in U.S. government-funded educational exchange programs. By engaging persons with disabilities in the performances, they are trying to promote physical and artistic freedom for all persons with disabilities.

“Us”-this is a performance that is described as a dialogue with the society about all issues related to disability that concern us, and “Alice” is based on “Alice in Wonderland”.

Head of the Public Relations Department of the U.S. Embassy Robert Anderson greeted the attendees and stated that the goal of this event is to integrate dancers with disabilities.

“The U.S. Embassy attaches special importance to inclusive education. Just recently, an American delegation of persons with disabilities visited Armenia to collaborate with Armenian colleagues over issues related to inclusive education. That visit came after the visit of a delegation of Armenian teachers, who had come to become familiar with the American experience in inclusive experience in the United States,” Robert Anderson said.

Let us add that the stops of the “America on the Road” cultural tour (with the Dance Component) will be in Yerevan (2 November), Gyumri (5 November), Vanadzor (6 November), Goris (9 November) and Kapan (10 November).