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Jillian D'Onfro

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Para Dance Is Elegant, Inspired, And Not What You’d Expect

“It has this depth and breadth of movement that is not obtainable using only your own feet”

When the music starts and the lights come up, Mary Verdi-Fletcher’s dancers don’t just pirouette or sashay onto the stage. Some of them roll.

Often Verdi-Fletcher herself takes center stage, gracefully translating contemporary jazz or ballet moves into new forms of expression that suit her wheelchair.

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