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Arguing that dance is ‘... a means of self production that is an aspect of resilience, through interrelationship...’ (Ames 2020, p. 107), I extend that idea and consider learning/intellectual disability, dance and the term and practices of interrelationship that, whilst related, might challenge the notion of inclusion. Learning disabled people engage in self production that must be resistant to social reifications of deficiency, lack, often shame, and, the necessary dependencies on non disabled people that mitigate against agentic independent existence yet are needed for survival. Dance is a means of such a resistant self production via apperances before audiences that actualize presence, self, social connectivity and skill.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2022
EventDance Studies Association: Dancing Reslience 2022 - Hybrid Event, Vancouver via Zoom, Canada
Duration: 15 Oct 202215 Oct 2022


ConferenceDance Studies Association
CityVancouver via Zoom
Period15 Oct 202215 Oct 2022
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