Dancer Jana Castillo will join a line-up that includes musicians, comedians, aerial and burlesque performers, and performance poets at Platform Live, a one-day online festival of performance, video, art and discussions by artists with disabilities from across Australia.
Broadcasting live on 27 June, PLATFORM Live comprises four online sessions: PLATFORM Ideas, Screen, Words and Stage. Curated by Hanna Cormick and Daniel Savage, who both identify as artists with disability, the festival will be supported by audio description, closed captions and Auslan.
The festival also aims to promote an initiative by Eastern Riverina Arts called PLATFORM, a multi-sensory mobile art installation space adapted from a 20-foot shipping container, now available for hire by festival and event organisers. With one in five Australians identifying with disability, the PLATFORM space is designed to be accessible for people of all ages and abilities, who might otherwise find that attending a festival or event is beyond their reach.
For more information about Platform Live, head to www.platformriverina.com/live
Pictured top is Jana Castillo. Photo: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions