This event, curated by Elise Butterfield, will explore relationships between movement and ability through participatory performance, movement scores, and dialogue. The event will feature a several performances bookending a panel discussion between Butterfield and a variety of movers.
Elise Butterfield is an arts administrator, mover, and disability advocate. Currently a student at School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s dual master’s degree program in Arts Administration and Art History, Elise is invested in building accessible and inclusive arts institutions and supporting the artists that bring them to life. Elise relocated to Chicago in 2019 from Salt Lake City, where she was previously the Programs and Gallery Director at Art Access, a disability and arts nonprofit. A native Seattleite, Elise studied dance and international studies at the University of Washington, graduating magna cum laude in 2014.