Dance artists with disabilities are frequently subject to media representations that transmit numerous “messages” about the work performed. This chapter focuses on the appearance of UK dance company Candoco on a televisual spectacle, Strictly Come Dancing in 2018 and explores how their appearance opens questions about temporality, and specifically crip time . In this chapter, Whatley argues that their performance is a reminder that diverse and atypical bodies should deter us from essentialising particular ways of moving and being moved, and that the event simultaneously reveals and masks the political, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of differing temporalities that shape disability performance.
|Title of host publication
|Out of Time?
|Subtitle of host publication
|Temporality in Disability Performance
|Elena Backhausen, Benjamin Wihstutz, Noa Winter
|Number of pages
|Published - 10 Jul 2023
|Routledge Series in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Theatre and Performance