Integrated and inclusive

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This Short explores how prevailing definitions of the terms ‘integrated’ and ‘inclusive’ dance reinforce the disabled/non-disabled binary and can become a limitation for dance artists, particularly when they are positioned within these categories and not the broader field of dance. However, as a form of artistic communication that creates spaces where artists and audience members engage the politics of corporeality together, the practices can resist, question and stretch the art form and ways of understanding the phenomenon known as disability. Thus, integrated and inclusive dance have the potential to expand and democratise social categories through their capacity for social inquiry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts
EditorsMatthew Reason, Lynne Conner, Katya Johanson, Ben Walmsley
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003033226
ISBN (Print)9781003033226
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2022


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