Simi Linton, a wheelchair-riding social activist, takes us out dancing with the avant-garde of disabled artists and radical thinkers - unstoppable in their quest for “equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!"


Welcome to the Invitation to Dance Blog – a forum for the exchange of ideas about the people and topics whirling about in our film. We promise to engage you in exciting conversation and meaningful action.

We are the filmmakers Simi Linton and Christian von Tippelskirch, writing to announce that we are in the final stages of post-production on INVITATION TO DANCE. We are very proud of the documentary we will soon present to you. It is both a personal story and a historical narrative - about Simi's life as a disabled woman over the past forty years, and the dramatic growth of the disability rights movement in those decades.

As we work to complete the film, we need you to help us create a robust and enthusiastic INVITATION TO DANCE community. Together, we can gather the resources needed to finish the film, bring it to a broad public, incite conversation, and mobilize a call to action.

Please visit our website, view the trailer, join the ITD community on Facebook and Twitter, and follow us here on the Invitation to Dance Blog.

Sign up, sign on, and shout out!!

Our best and our thanks,
Simi & Christian