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Arts4All Florida's Impact ...
The mission of Arts4All Florida is to provide, support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Our vision is to create a world in which the arts are universally accessible. We do this by:
- Conducting art education programs in schools, Department of Juvenile Justice facilities, and community centers
- Promoting the accomplishments of artists with disabilities through our artist registry, exhibitions, and performances
- Increasing access to the arts through professional development workshops
Arts4All Florida is headquartered in the College of Education at the University of South Florida.
Created in the summer of 2007 by Montreal-based dancer/motivational speaker Luca “Lazylegz” Patuelli, ILL-ABILITIES™ is an all-star team of differently-abled dancers whose initial goal was to compete in the breakdance competition circuit, showing the world that anything is possible.
The crew gets its name from the standard in hip-hop culture of using a negative term to refer to something positive. Examples of this can be heard in studios or at competitions where dancers compliment each other by saying they were bad, nasty or mean. The “ill” in ILL-ABILITIES™ does not refer to “sick” or “unwell” but rather to incredible, amazing, intricate talent. Rather than seeing the negative limitations of “disability,” this crew focuses on their positive, or “ill,” abilities.
Luca Patuelli, along with five ILL-ABILITIES™ breakdancing crewmembers will converge on Florida this fall for two weeks, providing workshops to students in schools and Department of Juvenile Justice programs, master classes for dance majors at universities, and open public performances in Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Miami.
ILL-ABILITIES™ 2018 Tour Dates
Tampa Bay October 30-November 2
Jacksonville November 4-6
Miami November 8-10