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Free Performance & Party with Deaf Hip-Hop Artist Sean Forbes & DJ Robbie Wilde

Free  - open to all

TiLT Challenge and Dance Party

Kennedy Center Atrium
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
July 20, 2015

Free; Limited seating; Limited capacity. Up to two wristbands per person will be distributed on a first come, first-served basis beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the States Gallery outside the Atrium at the Kennedy Center

Don’t miss this dance party featuring Deaf performers Sean Forbes and DJ Robbie Wilde. Sean is a ground-breaking, one-lf-a-kind talent – he is a rapper and a songwriter with a show that will knock your socks off!    Sean will share the stage with  DJ Robbie Wilde who says he literally feels his music. Come for the music, come to dance!

The show will be signed, captioned and voiced.  Everyone is welcome.

The Kennedy Center and Smithsonian Institution 20/40 Celebration
DOWNLOAD - VSA2540 Celebration2015_PressRelease




TiLT Challenge! - Film/Media Competition on Disability

TiLT asks young artists and media makers (ages 13-22) to share their experiences with disability—in their own lives or in the lives of others—in an effort to shift, or tilt, society's perceptions of people with disabilities. Basically, to use their art form and storytelling capacity to re-frame the way people think about disability through evocative, honest stories.

Submission deadline is May 15, 2015

More Info:
Questions: or (202) 416-8898

TiLT is a program of the Kennedy Center, Office of VSA and Accessibility


Creative minds. Storytellers. Game changers.

This is your mission. The Kennedy Center asks you to bring honesty to the table. To shift perception through media, video, and creative storytelling. To showcase that people are people first—not simply defined by a disability. This is the TILT challenge.
We ask you to share your disability experience—in your own life, the lives of others, or by creating fictional characters—through the art of digital media and storytelling. We seek authentic stories that will inform, enlighten and tilt this perception.
The TiLT Challenge invites middle school, high school, and pre-professional students, ages 13-22, from around the world to submit. Submissions must be no more than 5 minutes in length and are due May 15, 2015. Winners will be invited to Washington, D.C., and winning submissions will be showcased at the Kennedy Center the week of July 20-26, 2015.

Please share with young film and media makers!
Visit to learn more!

Setting Up Success for Performing Artists
Part of the VSA (Very Special Arts) Webinar Series

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. EST

Free to participate

Presenter: Liz Miller, arts consultant and former VSA Artist Services Manager

Calling all aspiring actors, dancers, and musicians! Join us on February 26 for tips on building your skills, marketing your talent, and networking for success. The intended audience is young/pre-professional performers and their parents or supporters. Real-time captioning will be available during the Webinar presentation.

Register for the Webinar.

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