From the field: community dance and emerging values

Kampe, T (2014) 'From the field: community dance and emerging values.' In: Proceedings of international symposium 'Inquiry into Community Dance - Art of the Public Dance Activity. Korean National University of The Arts, Seoul, Korea, pp. 5-26.


This paper discusses relevant issues emerging in relation to the field of Community Dance Practice in the UK from a cross-, and trans-disciplinary perspective. It evaluates projects the author has particpated in over the last 25 years which have involved dance - , music -, visual arts- and theatre-practitioners and tactics in collaborative settings. Most of these collaborative projects shared concerns and ethics which go beyond traditional artistic domains of aesthetic experience and production, towards concerns of social integration and empowerment of contemporary citizenship. All of the projects and histories discussed share a societal ethos of what social theorist Cornelius Castoriadis’ called a quest to re-invigorate ‘the project of autonomy’ (2005: 99) which lies at the heart of global democracy.

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Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2015 15:47
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