In the past decades, dance has developed into a research subject whose knowledge-generating potential is now recognized in many scientific disciplines, from the social sciences, education, cognitive and neuroscience, health and rehabilitation sciences to the arts. With growing need and motivation to provide for inclusive scenarios in all areas of life, mixed-ability dance, in which dancers with different bodily, sensory and mental conditions dance together and collaborate on equal terms, is giving a new, strong impetus to the scientific and artistic research landscape. Multidisciplinary research that considers methods and approaches as well as questions and ideas from all related fields has the potential to foster knowledge processes that challenge the normative and presumptions of what is “normal.” Importantly, it can also contribute to the cultural participation of people with disabilities and to the further development of inclusive education, in the arts and elsewhere.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Frontiers in Psychology|
|Early online date||16 Mar 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Mar 2022|
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- mixed-ability dance
- inclusive dance
- dance therapy
- community dance
- cultural participation