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Conference with Azalia Kaviani and the project team

Recognizing the fact that people with disabilities face many barriers on a daily basis, Festival Accès Asie, with the support of Conseil des Arts de Montréal and MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), initiated the ABILITIES Project to help artists with disabilities to professionalize and integrate into the professional arts community in Montreal.

For this pilot project, the Festival worked with Azalia Kaviani, a visual artist and dancer of Iranian origin who lives with cerebral palsy. In conjunction with her solo exhibition Les Nocturnes, we are pleased to invite the public to a conference on inclusive practices and the ABILITIES Project.

The public will learn about Azalia’s reality as an artist, her artistic journey, and motivation to help people with disabilities. The team members who accompanied Azalia during the process will also share their experiences about this complex, innovative, and inspiring project.

The screening of a documentary film on the ABILITIES Project, directed by Laurence Ly, will follow the discussion.

Artist : Azalia Kaviani | Choreographer & Dancer : Irem Bekter | Curator : Kakim Goh | Director : Laurence Ly | Health Consultant : Elise Andreoli