Making circus arts more accessible is a passion for Erin Ball, a white femme double below-knee amputee, circus artist, aerial performer, trainer and coach who runs Kingston Circus Arts. In 2017, Erin developed a course and manual for movement-based coaches (specifically circus but it applies to movement in general) called Flying Footless. The course centres around dismantling ableism, Disability theory, access and methods of teaching and suggestions to work towards welcoming the Disability community into movement-based classes. Erin is currently exploring Creative Access and integrating audio description in her work.
Join us to find out more about this amazing artist and how to make circus arts more accessible for everyone.
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Erin Ball (she/her) identifies as Mad (from the Mad Pride movement) and a double below knee amputee circus artist. She is a white treaty inhabitant, and is based in Katarokwi/Kingston, Ontario. She runs Kingston Circus Arts and is the co-founder of LEGacy Circus (a performance company co-created with Mad artist, Vanessa Furlong). Erin achieved Disability membership in 2014 and took a year off. She currently thinks a lot about Disability theories and creative access in relation to performance. She travels internationally to perform, teach, and collaborate, and has recently spent time learning about the digital realm and the accessibility it offers.