Davian (DJ) Robinson
What is art, without the artist? What is dance without movement? What is expression without heart? What is embodiment, without imagination and what is Dance without full inclusion? The art of dance itself is often times the void of inclusion and accessibility.
The void that leaves individuals of disabilities on the sidelines wondering, and wishing they themselves could express themselves with freedom, power and utter joy because of the liberation that true expression of movement offers to the dancer. I create to dismantle barriers and raise up the oppressed dancer who is disabled, who also desires to express themselves through physical movement. The embodiment of expressive movement within dance can and should be not only inclusive and accessible in nature, but dance should be more sensitive to the idea that a disabled body is not a disabled body, but a disabled body is a body that belongs. In the greater landscape of dance this disabled body comes in many different shapes, sizes, colors, and lastly with a variety of abilities and gifts to offer the world.
My aim within my work is to continue to bridge the gap where there is lack of inclusion. I share expressive and insightful perspectives into a dance culture that will thrive once the greater push for the full integration of persons that are blind and disabled is reached. Dance can never be without empathy but must always allow beauty to grow through greater passion for change.