Author: Debbie Mausner
Senior Thesis in Dance, Barnard Department of Dance
“For my senior thesis, I’m writing about the integration of disabled dancers into mainstream western concert dance and looking at how that serves as a catalyst for dance as a medium for social and political change. I’m questioning how integration reframes our ideas about aesthetic and meaning of the body in performance, and how it can progress the physical practice of choreography and movement invention.” (-Debbie Mausner)
The paper will look at the work of four Western dance companies that integrate physically disabled and nondisabled dancers: AXIS Dance, Candoco, Heidi Latsky Company, and Joint Forces Dance Company.
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