“One of the useful elements of an encounter with a new idea is what perspective does it provide? For those of us with no practical information about people with disabilities, the perspective from DanceAbility is radical. It causes us to re-examine the disabled people. This is no small matter because without experience we are a mass of prejudices and ignorance.”

∼Steve Paxton

Founder of Contact Improv


Education is an important part of the work that we do at Joint Forces Dance. We believe that education is a way for people to learn new ideas about how to include all people in the arts. We are proud to offer an extensive menu of valuable educational materials, summarized below, including pictures, videos, web links, resource guides for parents and teachers, and an extensive bibliography. Please let us know about your experience with these resources, and contact us with comments and suggestions on how we can strengthen and improve our educational resources.


The video gallery is the place to see our choreography in action. The short video clips feature the work of Joint Forces Dance and DAI in different parts of the world and give you a chance to see our work in practice.


Join us in the Gallery for a visual feast. Images of the work of Joint Forces are available for your viewing pleasure, featuring work from many different countries including the U.S., Asia, Latin America, and Europe.


If you are interested in learning more about Contact Improvisation, Bodywork, DanceAbility, mixed-dance/integrated dance, the history of this work, the work of Alito throughout the world, or if you are interested in doing research about dance, our extensive list of articles will provide you with sources where you can find information about these topics and more.

Joint Forces Alliances, Links and Resources

On this page you will find information about other dance companies in the U.S. and throughout the world that are also making important and valuable contributions to the field of mixed–abilities dance. Other resources include information and links to non-profits in the U.S. who are contributing to the arts.

DanceAbility International
Joint Forces Dance Co.
576 Olive St. Suite 208
Eugene, OR 97401