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ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company- is a queer multiracial dance company that embraces difference as strength and are committed to changing the landscape of dance by performing our stories on stage as well as providing more accessible education and performance opportunities for LGBTTIQQ2S communities prioritizing people of colour, various body types, backgrounds, classes, and abilities. ILL NANA/DCDC coordinates and facilitates Right To Dance: free affirming drop-in dance classes and 2 month intensive. We also are part of the Making a Stage For Our Stories Organizing Team!

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Right To Dance Intensive Showcase Apr 21 & 22

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Alchemy; Altar-Altered Elements

Doors 7 Show 7:30pm Apr 21 & 22 @ Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; 12 Alexander Street

The Right To Dance Intensive Showcase:
After months of dance training & choreographic mentor ship with ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company, a courageous group of LGBTTIQQ2S people will be each be showcasing
their self choreographed solo works for their extended family, communities, and beyond.

There are $25 & $15 pre-sale tickets available: HERE
PWYC options at the show. All proceeds are going to the program- which is unfunded this year.

Alchemy-After Party Fri Apr 22 10pm-2am
DJ DurtyDabz, DJ elle mahogany, DJ Syrus Marcus Ware, DJ WizQid
Free for folks who attended the showcase.  $5-10 sliding scale PYWC for other folks, all proceeds are going to this years Right To Dance Intensive- which is unfunded

Accessibility:
– The first three rows will be seating for access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people, folks with MCS and other scent sensitivities, folks in mobility devices and people of colour.
– There will be no ASL interpreters
– Close Captioning provided for audience address, performer intros, & audience outro/thank yous
– We are looking for a live captioner and air filters!
– Buddies in Bad Times is an accessible venue, with ramps & elevator access to washrooms

Please Come SCENT FREE! Many performers have scent sensitivities that affect their health & performance.
This means:
-No wearing of cologne, perfume or essential oil (if possible please wear scent free products like deodorants, lotions etc and if possible wear clothing that has been washed with scent free soap)
-No Smoking in the event space or within 25 feet of the event entrance
-If you do smoke, please remove your jacket and store it in a designated spot
-Please do not bring scented or fragranced products into the space

Articles about being scent-free:
http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/07/being-scent-free/
http://dualpowerproductions.com/2011/03/14/multiple-chemical-sensitivities-mcs-accessibility-basics/

Resources for unscented products:
http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html
http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15
http://fiercebodies.com/

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