Developing potential amongst disabled young people
Exploring dance artists’ qualities as educators in the context of inclusive dance talent development
The aim of this research project was to better understand the values, attributes and practices of dance artists who develop the potential of disabled young dancers. Stopgap Dance Company commissioned researchers at the University of Bedfordshire to explore the range of qualities that highly experienced dance artists demonstrate in their practice, particularly in the context of dance talent development. In order to meet these aims, observations and interviews were conducted with six established contemporary dance artists who work in inclusive settings. Analysis revealed common characteristics in how and why artists go about their work with disabled people.
Read the full research report by Elsa Urmston and Imogen Aujla “Developing Potential Amongst Young Disabled Dancers Report“