Friday, May 8, 2009

Allowed To Be Creative?

Back on March 27th, I wrote about the Gimp Project – a group of New York dancers with disabilities expressing themselves creatively in unexpected ways.

I came across another article about the group in the New York Times, and found another great video on YouTube to share with you.

Lawrence Carter Long, age 42 and one of the principal dancers, has a comment on the video that I found to be quite insightful. Mr. Long said, “People with disabilities are allowed to be inspirational; they are allowed to be heroic, and sometimes are even allowed to be pathetic. What they are not allowed to be is creative.”

I’m pleased that the Gimp Project is working to change that, and I plan on doing all I can also. I hope you will do the same…

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