Article written by Ann Cooper Albright (dance professor), containing a reflection and explanation about her self-choreographed and danced piece about disability. Her choreography touches upon her own experience and other stories of people having a disability as well as the cultural constructions of disability.
Cooper explains her desire to stage the cultural antithesis of the fit, healthy body (often placed in the spotlight) and shows the contrast where the disabled body is supposed to be hidden from view.
The essay is about ‘dance and disability‘ and questions the ‘aesthetic structures of dance performances’ and the ‘constitution of the body of the dancer’.
Online Article: Strategic Abilities: Negotiating the Disabled Body in Dance