Dance, access and inclusion : perspectives on dance, young people and change / edited by Stephanie Burridge and Charlotte Svendler Nielsen.

Burridge, Stephanie [ed.] | Nielsen, Charlotte Svendler [ed.].
ISBN: 9781138674080.Edition: 1st ed.Publisher: London : Routledge, 2018Description: xxi, 205 p.Online resources: Ressenya a Interacció Summary: The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community groups and in the professional dance world where many high-profile choreographers actively seek opportunities to work across diversity to inspire creativity. Access and inclusion is increasingly the essence of projects for disenfranchised and traumatised youth who find creative expression, freedom and hope through dance. This volume foregrounds dance for young people with special needs and presents best practice scenarios in schools, communities and the professional sphere. International perspectives come from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Timor Leste, the UK and the USA. (Font: Editor)
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The arts have a crucial role in empowering young people with special needs through diverse dance initiatives. Inclusive pedagogy that integrates all students in rich, equitable and just dance programmes within education frameworks is occurring alongside enabling projects by community groups and in the professional dance world where many high-profile choreographers actively seek opportunities to work across diversity to inspire creativity. Access and inclusion is increasingly the essence of projects for disenfranchised and traumatised youth who find creative expression, freedom and hope through dance. This volume foregrounds dance for young people with special needs and presents best practice scenarios in schools, communities and the professional sphere. International perspectives come from Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Timor Leste, the UK and the USA. (Font: Editor)

Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I. Inclusive dance pedagogy: 1.1 Making no difference: Inclusive dance pedagogy / Sarah Whatley, Kate Marsh ; 1.2 Developing inclusive dance pedagogy: Dialogue, activism and aesthetic transformative learning / Tone Pernille ; 1.3 Beyond technique: Diversity in dance as a transformative practice / Philip Channells ; 1.4 Exploring the relationship between dance and disability: A personal journey / Jackie Prada ; 1.5 'Sowing Dance' -- body movement for children from six months to three years old: The experience in Mesquita, Brazil / Luciana Veiga ; 1.6 Dance for children with developmental dyspraxia: The impact of projects of the Royal Academy of Dance, London / Lesley Ovenden -- Part II. Equality, advocacy and policy: 2.1 Values and principles shaping community dance / Ralph Buck, Barbara Snook ; 2.2 The ugly duckling: Stories of dance and disability from Denmark and South Africa / Gerard M. Samuel ; 2.3 Dance, education and participation: The ' Planters' project in Girona, Spain / Gemma Carbó Ribugent ; 2.4 Building identity through dance: Exploring the influence of dance for individuals with special needs / Nicole Reinders ; 2.5 Encountering and embodying difference through dance: Reflections on a research project in a primary school in Finland / Liisa Jaakonaho ; 2.6. New spaces for creativity and action: Recent developments in the Applied Performing Arts in Catalonia / Jordi Baltà, Eva García, Raimon Àvila -- Part III. Changing practice for dance education: 3.1. Supporting change: The identification and development of talented young dancers with disabilities / Imogen Aujla, Emma Redding, Veronica Jobbins ; 3.2. Reflections from a/r/tography: Perspectives to review creative activities with special needs children / Shu-hwa Jung, Chung-shiuan Chang ; 3.3. Learning in action: Intersecting approaches to teaching dance in Timor-Leste and Australia / Kym Stevens, Avril Huddy ; 3.4. Exploring disability and dance: A Papua New Guinean experience / Naomi Faik-Simet 3.5. ASEAN Para Games 2015: Dancing for inclusivity / Filomar Cortezano Tariao ; 3.6. Dancing partners/dancingpeers: A wheelchair dance collaborative / Miriam Giguere, Rachel Federman-Morales -- Part IV: Community dance initiatives: 4.1. Dance and affect: Re-connecting minds to bodies of young adult survivors of violence in India / Urmimala Sarkar Munsi ; 4.2. Digital stories: Three young people's experience in a community dance class / Sue Cheesman, Elaine Bliss ; 4.3. Community initiatives for special needs dancers: An evolving ecology in Singapore / Stephanie Burridge ; 4.4. Celebrating diversity: A Jamaican story / Carolyn Russell Smith ; 4.5. 'I Can ...?: A Cambodian inclusive arts project / Laura Evans ; 4.6. Learning together through dance: Making cultural connections in Indonesia / Gianti Giadi ; 4.7. From the ground up: A Portuguese dance education collaboration with regional communities / Madalena Victorino in conversation with Annie Greig -- Part V: Professional integrated collaborations: 5.1. Pulling back from being together: An ethnographic consideration of dance, digital technology and Hikikomori in Japan and the UK / Adam Benjamin ; 5.2. Freefalling with ballet / David Mead ; 5.3. Troubling access and inclusion: A phenomenological study of children's learning opportunities in artistic-educational encounters with a professional contemporary dance production / Charlotte Svendler Nielsen. Case narratives ; 5.4. Dancing in wheelchairs: A Malaysian story / Leng Poh Gee, Anthony Meh Kim Chuan ; 5.5. 'Twiligh': Connection to place through an intergenerational, multi-site dance project / Cheryl Stock ; 5.6. Navi's story: Access to collective identity through intercultural dance in the Fiji Islands / Sachiko Soro ; 5.7. The value of an extended dance residency: Restless Dance Theatre in a South Australian school 2014-2015 / Nigh Hughes, Michelle Ryan, India Lennerth -- Index

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