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ERIC Number: EJ1146087
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Experiencing, and Being Experienced As, Learning Disabled Choreographers in the West of Ireland
Parry, Rachel
Research in Drama Education, v22 n3 p373-380 2017
Speckled Egg Dance was established in Galway, Ireland, in 2013, to facilitate opportunities for learning disabled dance artists to develop semi-professional dance skills and independent choreographic practice. The company aims to contest normative perceptions of learning disabled dance ability, and to make learning disabled dance aesthetics visible through public performance. Referencing the dancers' own descriptions of their choreographic process, this discussion of two of the company's recent projects, "The Barna Pier Solos" and "Loop Head: Dreams of My Life" explores landscapes of the West of Ireland, and the dancers' own bodies, as sites of their agency as learning disabled artists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ireland
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