Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice

Age and Dancing: Older People and Community Dance Practice

By: Diane Amans (author)Paperback

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This highly readable introduction to dance with older people combines key debates and issues in the field with practical guidance, as well as a resources section including numerous "toolkit materials." Diane Amans, leading practitioner in Community Dance, provides the ideal beginners' guide for students, practitioners and dance artists alike.

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DIANE AMANS is the founder of Freedom in Dance, and a leading practitioner and training consultant. She writes regularly for a range of professional publications and is an invited speaker at conferences around the world. Her career has included working in education (schools, FE and Open University), managing dance projects in diverse community settings and continuing professional development in the arts as well as in health and social care.


List of Contributors Acknowledgements Foreword; K.Bartlett Preface Introduction; D.Amans PART I: SOCIETIES AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS Definitions; Diane Amans Ageing and Society in Britain; S.Houston Ageing, Creativity and Dance in the United States; P.Vissicaro Ageing and Society in Other Cultures; D.Amans What Sort of Dance and Who is Dancing?; D.Amans Contexts, Partnerships and Funding; D.Amans The Beauty of Reality: Older Professional Dancers; F.Early Cross Generational Dance or Just Communities Dancing?; R.Pethybridge PART II: PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS What Happens When We Age?; E.Coleman Conditions Which May Affect Older People; E.Coleman Dance and Dementia; D.Amans Dance and Parkinson's Disease; D.Amans Duty of Care - Keeping Older Bodies Safe; D.Amans Continuing Professional Development, Training Opportunities, Gaining Skills and Qualifications; D.Amans Evaluation; S.Houston Choreography and Performance with Older People; D.Amans

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780230293809
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780230293809
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 0230293808

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