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ERIC Number: EJ1074584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1529-0824
Using a Principle-Based Method to Support a Disability Aesthetic
Anderson, Bailey
Journal of Dance Education, v15 n3 p87-90 2015
This article calls choreographers and educators alike to continue building an awareness of methodologies that support a disability aesthetic. A disability aesthetic supports the embodiment of dancers with disabilities by allowing for their bodies to set guidelines of beauty and value. Principle-based work is a methodology that supports a disability aesthetic by focusing on qualities, aesthetic ideas, and concepts either for a creative practice or a technique practice. Principle-based work is an umbrella term that includes many practices and teaching methodologies. The dance community might hone skills in principle-based work as an additional option to a "form-based" technique, thereby allowing for a more inclusive dance space and pedagogy. This article offers both pragmatic and theoretical considerations for working with students with disabilities as a way to change how disability is represented and presented in dance culture.
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Language: English
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