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From The Fanlight Collection
Dancing From the Inside Out
Directed by Thais Mazur and Sarah Shockley
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Bonnie Lewkowicz was a dancer for ten years before a major car accident left her paralyzed from the neck down. Uli Schmitz lost the use of his legs after a bout with polio at age three. Judith Smith was a championship equestrian before injuring her spinal cord in an auto accident. All three now dance professionally with the acclaimed AXIS Dance Troupe, which includes both disabled and non-disabled dancers.

This eloquent video looks at the lives and work of each of these talented dancers. They discuss the process they went through in adapting to their disabilities, and how they came to rediscover physical expression through dance. Interwoven with this discussion are scenes from their daily lives, rehearsals, and a full-scale performance by the troupe. Dancing from the Inside Out provides positive role models for people with disabilities, while exposing any audience to new ideas about beauty, creativity, movement and grace.

"Exuberant! Lends perspective to the unlimited potential in people of differing abilities."Booklist

Silver Apple, National Educational Media Network 1994
Silver Award, Dancing On Camera Festival 1994
First Place, Berkeley Video Festival 1994
Women in the Director's Chair Festival 1994

28 minutes / Color
Release: 1994
Copyright: 1994

For colleges, universities, government agencies, hospitals and corporations

This DVD is sold with a license for institutional use and Public Performance rights.

Subject areas:
Dance, Disabilities, Disabilities & the Arts, Fanlight Collection, Health Care Issues, Health Issues, Nursing, Performing Arts, Women's Health

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