Photo by  Lars Dyrendom/Spinn Dance Company, Sweden, in Salamander Project, 2014.

The Olimpias

The Olimpias is a disability performance artists’ collective that creates collaborative, research-focused environments open to people with physical, emotional, sensory and cognitive differences and their allies. In these environments, we can explore pride and pain, attention and the transformative power of touch.

"Tendings" Workshop leaders, April 2018:

Petra Kuppers is a wheelchair dancer, disability culture activist, a community performance artist, and Artistic Director of The Olimpias. She teaches at the University of Michigan and on Goddard College’s Low Residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts.

Stephanie Heit is a poet, dancer, and teacher of somatic writing, Contemplative Dance Practice, and Kundalini Yoga. She lives with bipolar disorder and is a member of the Olimpias. The Color She Gave Gravity (The Operating System 2017) is her debut poetry collection and explores the seams of language, movement and mental health difference.

Past Classes & Events

Movement Research at the Judson Church

April 23, 2018
performance

Tendings

Apr 21 – Apr 22, 2018
workshop

Movement Research at the Judson Church

October 09, 2017
performance

The Olimpias: Asylum Project

Oct 7 – Oct 8, 2017
workshop