Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
Silent Rhythms

We believe that the arts have the power to change lives and create a better world. But around the world, too many people have limited access to the arts especially people with disabilities.

Since 2008, our mission has sought to bring people of all backgrounds –with and without disabilities - together to strengthen community and embrace diversity and differences.

 

We work with museums, dance companies, universities, and cultural centers to remove barriers to the arts for people of all abilities and promote their enjoyment. We also empower people with disabilities to become artists, dancers, and teachers.

I Have Worked With

  • June 2017

    Every year since 2014, Kerry Thompson of Silent Rhythms has taught an ASL dance class to the children as part of the Museum's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Day.

  • June 2008

    Every year since 2008, Silent Rhythms and Kerry Thompson join Meta Movements for the annual summer event, Salsa in the Park.  Salsa in the Park is a free, outdoor event that is open to the public and supports community and creates a safe place for the city's youth to have summer fun.  Kerry teaches the salsa and bachata lessons in ASL to the Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard of Hearing, Low-Vision and those with Intellectual Disabiliteis.

  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kerry
Job Title/Position: 
Executive Director
Mailing Address: 
89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02111
Physical Address: 
89 South Street, Suite 203
Boston, MA 02111
Last Name: 
Thompson
Phone: 
617-388-5826

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Dance - General
Year Founded: 
2008
Populations Served: 
Adults
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Languages Available: 
American Sign Language
Institution/Business Type: 
Community Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Community Arts
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Geographic Reach: 
State

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Accessible website and/or multimedia for people with sensory disabilities
Additionally, Silent Rhythms makes sure that all dance events are accessible to the Deaf and DeafBlind. Many of our dance lessons are taught in ASL by the dance teacher rather than a dance teacher using a sign language interpreter to create a more inclusive, direct teaching method.