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Challenging Perceptions of Disabilities through Theater

Flutter Productions

The goal of Flutter Productions is to challenge the perception of people with disabilities through theater and contemporary dance. The company works with organizations to create original works for people of mixed abilities and ages.

This summer Flutter Productions worked with the Suzie Cappa Arts Center and Lifescape to create the theatrical dance work, “Ascent.” It tells the story of a homeless child who, with the help of a magical dragon, flies to the sun to bring light back to the trees and hope back to the town. “Ascent” was staged earlier this summer in Rapid City and Sioux Falls. The Rapid City production was filmed and it shows this evening at the Elks Theater beginning at 7:00.

Heather Pickering is Flutter Productions writer/director and she joined Dakota Midday and discussed creating mixed-ability theatrical works.

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