Learning disability dance: An example of resilience with Speckled Egg Dance Company

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Abstract

This article argues that making dance performance is a resourceful means of self-production that is an aspect of resilience, through interrelationship, and that making dance is an act of resilience in the context of the social, cultural, and historical struggle that continues in the lives of people with learning disabilities. The argument is made by developing dance scholar Randy Martin’s theory of mobilisation in relation to Catherine Panter-Brick’s theorisation of resilience as a recruitment of resources. A short description of rehearsal work by Speckled Egg Dance Company provides evidence of how practice might be understood through the argument.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-120
Number of pages16
JournalResearch in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Learning disability
  • dance
  • mobilisation

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