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ERIC Number: EJ1168261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Dancing within Unfamiliarity: An Exploration of Teaching Dance in Prison Environments
Mortimer, Kristie
Teaching Artist Journal, v15 n3-4 p124-134 2017
This article utilizes interviews with three teaching artists to interpret their lived experiences of teaching dance classes within New Zealand prisons. Prison environments and prison cultures create a multitude of challenges, such as the physical environment itself, social dynamics and hierarchy, and interaction and relationships with incarcerated participants. Through this discussion I seek to provide an insight into some aspects of the prison environment and prison culture. The article presents opportunities for considerations and suggestions that may assist teaching artists with navigating the challenges of teaching in an unfamiliar environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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