Why Do We Keep Building Stairs? (DPAG): CANCELLED : Dunedin Fringe Festival

Why Do We Keep Building Stairs? (DPAG): CANCELLED

A wheelchair doesn't disable you, stairs do. Why do we keep building stairs?
An open discussion in the form of a dance installation. Come to the special discussion forum at Emersons Festival Theatre 2-4pm for this show only.

Acknowledging societal ignorance towards disadvantaged communities. We take our seats in the crowd, knowing we have the potential to help others shine even when seated in the shadows. When surrounded by support, resources and an environment that nurtures our abilities, we can do anything.

A newly devised piece, created through collaboration with performers, members of the community and shared knowledge and understanding.
An open discussion on how we view members of the disabled community, mental health, racism, sexism, wealth, education and the way others live their day-to-day lives.

By putting more seats at the table we enable others to have equal opportunities. We learn, laugh and create as a collective community, respecting and celebrating all we can achieve.

Come to the Josephine Foyer at Tōitu.

Why Do We Keep Building Stairs will be showing at multiple venues:

March 21st & 28th:
Tōitu Josephine Foyer 11.30am and 1pm

March 22nd & 29th:
Meridian Mall Ground Floor 11.30am and 1pm

March 24th:
Dunedin Public Art Gallery 1pm *Special discussion forum Emersons Festival Theatre 2-4pm




All Ages




Dunedin Public Art Gallery

30 The Octagon, Dunedin

Dance Street/Site Specific

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