Amplifier Project

An Evening with Abilities Dance Boston

Film Screening and Panel Conversation

Thursday, November 4, 7 - 8:30 pm
Calderwood Hall

Abilities Dance, whose vision is “to disrupt antiquated ableist beliefs and disseminate the value of inclusion through dance,” presents a commissioned film responding to the Gardner's special exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power. New choreography recenters diverse bodies to tell classic stories exploring themes of gender and representation.

Abilities Dance Boston dancers have diverse identities within and outside of the disabled community, which they bring to their co-choreographic creations with Founder and Executive & Artistic Director Ellice Patterson. Musical scores by Director of Music Andrew Choe and Composer Erin Rogers.

A segment of the film explores themes of rape, trafficking, and abuse. Attendees will have the option to step out of the hall during that portion of the program.

Amplifier Projects at the Gardner highlight change-makers working towards social justice through the arts. 

This film screening and live discussion takes place during Free First Thursdays. Museum admission is free but reservations are required for this free, 90-minute featured program. (Program tickets include general museum entry. If you plan to attend the film screening, please reserve your tickets for the performance.) The Museum and Cafe G are open late, and art-making activities are offered in the Studio.

Audio descriptions will be embedded into the film score music for all to hear. Captions and ASL services will also be available. Our chemically-sensitive community thanks you in advance for refraining from wearing any of the following during this program: cologne, aftershave lotion, perfume, perfumed hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and/or similar products. For any other accommodation requests, please email

How to Reserve Tickets

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online, by clicking the RESERVE YOUR TICKETS button above.

Amplifier Projects are produced with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Barr Foundation ArtsAmplified Initiative. The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.