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Tractus Art creates systemic change through arts for people with disabilities by lifting their stories, lived experiences, voices, and skills for a world where instinctive inclusion is given.
By exploring Disability Art, Integrated Dance, and Disability Inclusion.

Founding members of Tractus Art.
Left: Silva Laukkanen, Right: Christelle Dreyer

Our Story

Founders Christelle Dreyer and Silva Laukkanen had their first face-to-face encounter while hosting an inclusive dance jam in Cape Town in 2020. In that moment, they recognized the potential for something truly meaningful by joining forces. Later that same year, they embarked on a collaborative journey aimed at transforming their shared vision into a tangible and lasting reality. Their dedication led them to apply for The Starling Grant in 2020, where they stood out among more than two thousand applicants, propelling them into a whirlwind of activity to bring Tractus Art to life. They are deeply honored and thrilled to embark on this exciting journey, eagerly anticipating the opportunity to share it with all of you.

Bringing together their talents and passions, our founders form a dynamic team. Silva has a deep interest in diversity, dance, and movement. Her work as a dance educator, mover, and advocate has taken her around the world. Christelle, a skilled communicator, channels her creativity through graphic design and her dedication to dance. Through the art of dance, she uses her authentic voice, utilizing movement as a language to convey her thoughts and emotions. Together, their diverse expertise and shared vision drive their mission forward.

Our Projects

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

At the heart of our work lies a deep appreciation for the arts and an unwavering commitment to inclusion. Explore our diverse portfolio of projects, through the realms of art and inclusion to create a more vibrant, harmonious world.


Breadth  of Bodies
Text: Malcolm Black
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With your support, we can achieve so much more.

Building a world where through the arts systemic change for people with disabilities be achieved by lifting their stories, lived experiences, voices, and skills. By exploring Disability Art, Integrated Dance, and Disability Inclusion.

Four Dancer standing huddling in a line with there backs to the camera. one sitting in a wheelchair and a second wheelchair standing next to the last dancer on the right.
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