above, an image of our Off Kilter program, bright, bold, and slightly off kilter!
OFF-KILTER IS off-leash area's program
serving ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES
About The Off-Kilter Program and What's Next:
Off-Kilter is Off-Leash Area’s performance program designed to highlight and support artists with disabilities, and which makes space for and gives voice to artists with disabilities in the design and leadership of the program. Our debut Off-Kilter performance, titled "Organ Recital", was a Cabaret formatted event that featured 7 artists with disabilities ranging in artistic and creative mediums. This spring we conducted several community meetings (at NAMI, Courage Kenny, Springboard for the Arts, and State Services for the Blind), where we invited community members, organizational representatives and individuals, to express their hopes and share their ideas for creating more inclusion for persons with disabilities in local performing arts. As we continue to develop and expand this program, we will be providing artistic development and support to artists in the disability community, bringing attention to the artists and perspectives of these individuals.
The Upcoming Off-Kilter Cabaret "Inside-Outside/Inside-Out"
Off-Leash Area announces its 2nd Off-Kilter Cabaret “Inside-Outside/Inside-Out”. Performances will be held November 17-19 at the TEK Box at the Cowles Center for Performing Arts.
About The 2022 Off-Kilter Cabaret: "Organ Recital"
Our first Off-Kilter Cabaret premiered June 2022 at the Tek Box at the Cowles Center with the theme "Organ Recital". It was a 75-minute-long cabaret-style production, which comprised of seven acts in performing arts forms such as dance, storytelling, theatre, spoken word, and puppetry, all curated by the Off-Kilter Leadership Group and in partnership with Young Dance. "Organ Recital" featured impressive artists Braille, Atlas O Phoenix, Daniel Reiva, Amy Salloway, Pat Samples, and Scott Sorenson, who offered unique views on the theme ranging from hilarious and thought-provoking to heart-breaking and profound. In September of that same year, we also offered an online viewing of the performance for those that were unable to attend in person.
The Off-Kilter Leadership Team:
Amy Salloway, Jon Skaalen, Sam Jasmine, Gabriel Rodreick,
and the Off-Leash Area co-artistic directors, Jennifer Ilse and Paul Herwig.