Honoring #ADA30: 5 Must-See Arts Videos

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, NYSCA is proud to share work created and presented by our grantees that celebrate the stories and voices of artists with disabilities and provide transformative educational experiences. Below are five videos from arts organizations that share a glimpse of their powerful work:


Heidi Latsky Dance

Heidi Latsky Dance creates daring work featuring people with disabilities as members of a physically integrated dance company. Learn more about the company's work and watch clips from its groundbreaking On Display series.

CO/LAB Theater Group

CO/LAB Theater Group offers individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. The company’s classes have reached more than 1,000 participants and the team has worked with actors in four cities to create over 25 original shows. In this video, one of CO/LAB’s young performers and her mother share what the company has meant to them:


New York Deaf Theatre

Established in 1979 by a group of Deaf actors and theatre artists, New York Deaf Theatre provides theatrical experiences in ASL and spoken English. Learn how the company creates theatre accessible to a wide variety of audiences - ASL-fluent and otherwise - and see clips and photos from productions:


CATA: Community Access to the Arts, featured in Hudson Hall’s exhibition Earth People

Through a rich array of arts workshops—in painting, dance, theater, singing, drumming, juggling, yoga, creative writing, and more— CATA artists tap into their potential, explore new talents, and share their unique points of view. CATA visual artists’ work is now on display in Hudson Hall’s exhibition Earth People in collaboration with COARC. Learn about how CATA uses Artist Realization Technologies that enable individuals with significant physical disabilities to develop works of art:


Mark Morris Dance Group: Dance for PD

Dance for PD® offers internationally-acclaimed dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease in which participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative. Evidence from 38 peer-reviewed scientific studies serves to underpin the effectiveness and benefits of the Dance for PD teaching practice. Watch how participants have had life-changing experiences through the program: