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ERIC Number: EJ1220309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jun-7
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1529-8094
To Offer Dance as Aesthetic Experience and Communication among Elderly People: An Art-Based Study
Almqvist, Cecilia Ferm; Andersson, Ninnie
International Journal of Education & the Arts, v20 n12 Jun 2019
As a contribution to the field of community dance, this article explores the teacher role in a setting where elderly people are offered to take part in a dance workshop. The aim of the study is to describe the role of the teacher when offering participation in dance as an artistic form among elderly people. The theoretical starting-point for the study is aesthetic experience and communication, based on a phenomenological philosophy, and the approach is arts-based research. The workshop series was observed and filmed. Written reflections were gathered and six of the participants were interviewed. The research material was analyzed in a phenomenological manner. The result shows that the choreographer influences possibilities for participation regarding: how workshops are "designed" and the "inputs" that are given, he "atmosphere" that is created, how the participants are to use their "bodies," and how "dance as an artistic form of expression" is offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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