ALL ARTS: Past, Present, Future

The inaugural Past, Present, Future dance film festival presented three works that illuminated how the artists interpret various stages of time.

  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)

    As part of the 2021 Digital Inclusion Conference, ALL ARTS’ panel discussion on accessibility explored how inclusivity encourages businesses, community groups and educators to understand the importance of baking accessibility into live and recorded performances to expand audiences and build awareness.

  • +572% Social Engagement

    Over the past year (July 2020 – June 2021), audience engagement with all ALL ARTS social media content (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Stories) increased by 572%.

Accessibility For All. ALL ARTS used closed captioning, open captioning, audio description, and American Sign Language for this festival, so that the films could be enjoyed by all viewers.

  • Access is art. It is integral and essential to our work and the world.

    – Alice Sheppard, founder and Artistic Director of Kinetic Light
  • What I love about the Festival was the integration of the access features into the artistry of the work… it brings up the business case for inclusion and providing accommodations… It’s good for the bottom line. It’s good for your mission.

    – Beth M. Bienvenu, National Endowment for the Arts

Banner image: Choreographer Pam Tanowitz and her dancers in rehearsal. Still from “DANCERS (Slightly Out of Shape).” (Image description: A black-and-white photo of three people. The first person is a woman, Pam Tanowitz, who is only seen from the back. Her hair is up in a clip, she has a pair of glasses on top of her head. She is wearing a black turtleneck and she is watching the two dancers in front of her. The dancer on the left is slightly bent forward with their arms hanging in front of them and their head is down. The dancer on the right has one of their legs kicked up and bent in the air. They are slightly bending backward.)