Friday, May 7, 2010

PAST: International VSA Festival, Arts & Disabilities, SUN, June 6th - SAT, June 12th, Lots of Free Events!

International VSA Festival
Arts and Disabilities
Sunday, June 6th - Saturday, June 12th
Many events are Free. For a full calendar of events and location details, click here!

Free Performances this week every day at noon at Harman Hall (610 F St, NW)

Five exhilarating presentations of dance, music, cabaret and theatre every day this week, Monday - Friday, at noon. The artists have been selected especially for the intimacy and flexibility provided by the Forum and our Happenings audience. All performers are making their debut in the series this week. Harman Hall is across from the Gallery Place Chinatown Metro, Arena Exit, at 610 F St, NW.

VSA visits Happenings at the Harman June 7 through June 11, 2010 as part of the 2010 International VSA Festival. Complete descriptions for each event can be found here!

Monday, June 7th
Dance: Karen Peterson Dance, Dancing Wheels and The Moving Company

Tuesday, June 8th
Music: Music of Difference

Wednesday, June 9th
Still Standing

Thursday, June 10th
Poetry: Poets Lynn Manning, Anne Finger, Riua Akinshegun

Friday, June 11th
Cabaret: Marleena Coulston Cabaret

"June 6–12, 2010, VSA—the international organization on arts and disability—will bring together artists, educators, researchers, and policymakers with and without disabilities from around the world for a multicultural celebration of the arts and arts education. The Festival will feature visual, performing, literary, and media artists and a guest list that includes more than 2,000 participants from all corners of the globe. The 2010 International VSA Festival will be the largest arts event featuring artists with disabilities to take place in Washington, D.C., to date."

VSA, the international organization on arts and disability, was founded over 35 years ago with the mission of creating a society where people with disabilities learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts. Learn more at

Performances and exhibitions will be showcased at venues throughout DC such as The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company's Harman Hall and Lansburgh Theatre, Lisner Auditorium, H Street Playhouse, Atlas Performing Arts Center, AFI Silver Theatre, SAAM, Discovery Theater, International Gallery, Union Station and the U.S. Department of Education.

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