Dance, Disability and Law

by Sarah Whatley (Editor), Charlotte Waelde (Editor), Shawn Harmon (Editor)

This edited collection is the first book to that focus on the intersection between dance, disability and law. Bringing together a range of writers from different disciplines, this volume considers the question of how we value, validate and speak about diversity in performance practice with a specific focus on the experience of differently-abled dance artists within the changing world of the arts in the UK. Dance, Disability and Law addresses the legal frameworks that support or otherwise the work of disabled dancers (including IPR, human rights and medical law) and explore factors that impact on their full participation, including those related to policy, arts funding, dance criticism and audience reception. By bringing together leading voices, this book makes an important contribution to several fields, and in particular the disciplines of dance, law, philosophical aesthetics, disability studies and spectatorship in performance.

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June 01, 2018
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