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  • So You Think You Can Dance – Allison Becker

    So You Think You Can Dance – Allison Becker

    Allison Becker, age 21 from Keller, TX, on So You Think You Can Dance. Allison contracted spinal meningitis at 15 months of age. Her parents were told that as a consequence she’d end up deaf, blind, or would die. Fortunately, her life was spared. Sadly, she lost her hearing. Despite this challenge, however, this beautiful young woman goes on to defy the odds. As you watch this video would you guess that she’s unable to hear music and is only […]

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  • AXIS Dance Company – Foregone

    AXIS Dance Company – Foregone

    Foregone, premiered 2007. There are never as many possibilities as when you take them away. Out of limitations and frustration there often comes courage, creativity, and many more possibilities. What may be effortless for those who are disabled is often difficult for those who are not disabled. Similarly what is difficult for those disabled is probably not difficult for those not disabled. It urges us to redefine “normal.” These are the lessons we learn from AXIS Dance Company, a company […]

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  • AXIS Dance Company – To Color Me Different

    AXIS Dance Company – To Color Me Different

    AXIS Dance Company has redefined dance by integrating movement between dancers who have physical limitations and those who don’t. Founded in 1987 AXIS was one of the first companies to develop what we now know as physically integrated dance. Rather than approaching choreography within the confines of what isn’t possible, AXIS works with what is possible. As a result you have potential that would never be possible otherwise. The result? The beautiful melding of unique forms of movement which includes […]

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  • Dance Competition, Beijing, China –  Hand In Hand

    Dance Competition, Beijing, China – Hand In Hand

    In this video you see an incredibly inspiring couple. Competing in the 4th CCTV dance competition in Beijing, China, in 2007, both Ma Li and Zhai Xiaowei had lost limbs in different accidents. She, her right arm; he, his left leg. Years after their accidents, they met, then eventually teamed up. Going through lengthy and rigorous training, they became the first disabled couple to ever compete in this contest. This video will move you to tears. Oh, by the way, […]

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