EUGENE, Ore. — Two dancers are preparing to go on a tour and teach others an inclusive style of dance that integrates people with and without disabilities.
The U.S. State Department will send the two Danceability instructors to Asia for a month-long tour. On April 18th the pair will embark on their tour to the Philippines, Indonesia and Mongolia; they will perform and teach contemporary style dances.
Since culture is different in the areas they’re traveling to, the dancers are working on making changes to their routine. “We have to really stay open and honest to listening to who they are and what their needs are rather than coming in and trying to impose our things, said Alito Alessi, founder of Danceability.
Alessi started the company in Eugene 25 years ago. This trip will be the first time these Asian countries are exposed to the art.