Lawrence Shapiro

Artist Statement

Lawrence Shapiro is a validated Deaf and Disability Artist with the Canada Council for the Arts and a past grant recipient from the B.C. Arts Council.

A dancer for over a decade Lawrence has performed in London, Vienna, New York, Toronto and Vancouver at dance festivals and for commissioned choreography. One of his greatest triumphs was “discovering” which premiered in Toronto in 2016 and become the first dance piece in Canada to feature an above-knee amputee in a leading role.

Lawrence is also a published author whose writing on disability has been featured in a variety of publications including Disability Studies Quarterly in the United States and Canadian Scholar’s Press.


About Kickstart Disability Arts

Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture is a Vancouver based arts non-profit that supports and promotes artists who identify as living with disabilities.

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