Dance, Disability and Law (Book)

InVisible Difference

This collection is the first book to focus on the intersection of dance, disability, and the law. Bringing together a range of writers from different disciplines, it considers the question of how we value, validate, and speak about diversity in performance practice, with a specific focus on the experience of differently-abled dance artists within the changing world of the arts in the United Kingdom.  Contributors address the legal frameworks that support or inhibit the work of disabled dancers and explore factors that affect their full participation, including those related to policy, arts funding, dance criticism, and audience reception.

Category: Performing Arts

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This collection is the first book to focus on the intersection of dance, disability, and the law. Bringing together a range of writers from different disciplines, it considers the question of how we value, validate, and speak about diversity in performance practice, with a specific focus on the experience of differently-abled dance artists within the changing world of the arts in the United Kingdom.  Contributors address the legal frameworks that support or inhibit the work of disabled dancers and explore factors that affect their full participation, including those related to policy, arts funding, dance criticism, and audience reception.

Sarah Whatley is Professor of Dance at Coventry University.

Charlotte Waelde is professor of intellectual property law at Coventry University.

Shawn Harmon is a deputy director at the Mason Institute.

Abbe Brown is a reader at the University of Aberdeen.

Karen Wood is a dance practitioner, researcher, and educator.

Hetty Blades is a research fellow at Coventry University.

Preface
Sita Popat
 
Introduction
Sarah Whatley, Charlotte Waelde, Shawn Harmon, Abbe Brown, Karen Wood, Kate Marsh and Mathilde Pavis
 
Section I: Disability, Dance and Critical Frameworks

Chapter 1: Disabled Dance: Barriers to Proper Inclusion within Our Cultural Milieu
Shawn Harmon, Charlotte Waelde and Sarah Whatley
 
Chapter 2: Cultural Heritage and the Unseen Community
Fiona Macmillan
 
Chapter 3: An Analysis of Reporting and Monitoring in Relation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Right to Participation in Cultural Life and Intellectual Property
Catherine Easton
 
Chapter 4: A Dance of Difference: The Tripartite Model of Disability and the Cultural Heritage of Dance
David Bolt and Heidi Mapley
 
Chapter 5: In a Different Light? Broadening the Bioethics Perspective through Dance
Shawn Harmon
 
Section II: Disability, Dance and the Demands of a New Aesthetic

Chapter 6: A Wondering (in Three Parts)
Luke Pell
 
Chapter 7: A New Foundation: Physical Integrity, Disabled Dance and Cultural Heritage
Abbe Brown, Shawn Harmon, Kate Marsh, Mathilde Pavis, Charlotte Waelde, Sarah Whatley and Karen Wood
 
Chapter 8: Disability and Dance: The Disabled Sublime or Joyful Encounters?
Janice Richardson
 
Chapter 9: Moving Towards a New Aesthetic: Dance and Disability
Shawn Harmon, Kate Marsh, Sarah Whatley and Karen Wood
 
Chapter 10: What We Can Do with Choreography, and What Choreography Can Do with Us
A conversation between Catherine Long and Nicola Conibere
 
Chapter 11: Dancing Identity: The Journey from Freak to Hero and Beyond
Eimir McGrath
 
Chapter 12: Dance Disability and Aesthetics: A Changing Discourse
Margaret Ames
 
Section III: Disability, Dance and Audience Engagement

Chapter 13: The (Disabled) Artist Is Present
Claire Cunningham
 
Chapter 14: Disability, Disabled Dance Audiences and the Dilemma of Neuroaesthetic Approaches to Perception and Interpretation
Bree Hadley
 
Chapter 15: Finding It When You Get There
Adam Benjamin
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