Drawing attention to the affordances and challenges of disability dance and choreography, most notably aesthetic ideals which are antithetical to disability knowing, this research seeks to instigate a discussion on how we might radically envisage disability dance through a crip aesthetics. Theorizing my crip choreographic work Colored Shadow, I offer a method of leakiness as a tool to rupture hegemonic aesthetics of dance, which include compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, hierarchies of the stage, and inaccessibility. My proposal of a leaky choreographic method offers insight into the significance of crip theory and crip methodology as paths toward reconsidering and redefining aesthetics.

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