ON DISPLAY YOUTH
An in-school residency for ages K-12 discussing body image, inclusion and self-awareness over a 10-week period resulting in a student led production. This past year we developed and continue the program while in residency at the inclusive Manhattan School for Children where we worked with grades 4 through 8. It included two teacher-training workshops with the Dance Education Lab (DEL) at 92Y and a training for teachers with the DOE centered on ON DISPLAY YOUTH. HLD also partners with innovative school lab NuVu in Cambridge, MA to facilitate discussion on the intersections of disability, fashion, and inclusion.
A Dynamic Portfolio of Works
ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.