Access Intimacy

Dates & times: 25 May online panel, 18:00 - 19.30 hrs ; 26 May workshop (open to DAS Choreography Participants only).

Register: To register for the panel on 25 May, please send an email to with the subject access intimacy with your name, you will receive the Zoomlink and we'll know how many people to expect.

Panelists: Mira Thompson, Hazar Chaouni and Jacqueline Kool, moderated by Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca
Download the bio's of the panel (PDF) 26th May Access Intimacy

The panel will be in English, with English captioning. It will not be sign language interpreted.
Supported by Alexa Mardon and Carly Everaert

Description: The Access Intimacy online panel is open to all and will be a conversation between disability justice advocates Jacqueline Kool, Mira Thompson and Hazar Chaouni on access and ableism in the context of arts, education and society in the Netherlands. The Access Intimacy workshop is a pilot for participants of DAS Choreography Masters – with the aim to offer future workshops to other ATD students and teachers.

‘Disability’ is often seen as a problem or challenge that society - including art education - should respond to with good care, support and facilitations. But if we see disability also as part of our identity and culture, this may open up new perspectives. How can (the experience of) disability also be a transformative power and create new forms of art, and co-creation in art? What examples do we see in the arts?

In this panel, the idea of interdependence within the arts is also explored, while citing artists and activists who have been researching and living within this concept for decades.  How can the idea of interdependence benefit us in our creative process? Can we as artists and researchers make collective care a more central point of our practice? Is it possible to bring this concept into a broader framework?

With co-funding from DAS Research and Platform 2025.