Bodies of Work, University of Illinois at Chicago


Bodies of Work is a network of artists and organizations whose art illuminates the disability experience.

From the local to the international, our “bodies of work” explore innovative forms of artistic expression, derived from unique bodies and minds, that explore the disability experience, advance the rights of disabled people, and widen society's understanding of what it means to be human.

"Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...disability is an art. It is an ingenious way to live." Neil Marcus, Poet



Image of Emma and a man from the film six points about Emma

September 9, 2015 - September 13, 2015

ReelAbilities Film Festival
Join us for the largest festival in the United States dedicated to sharing the human experience of disability through film and art

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September 18, 2015

Integrated Dance Movement Workshop with Alice Sheppard
For dancers of all abilities

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September 19, 2015

Counter Balance: Integrated Dance Concerts
Join us for a matinee and evening performance of integrated dance to celebrate 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act