Dancing Across the Lifespan: Negotiating Age, Place, and Purpose (Paperback)

Dancing Across the Lifespan: Negotiating Age, Place, and Purpose By Pam Musil (Editor), Doug Risner (Editor), Karen Schupp (Editor) Cover Image

Dancing Across the Lifespan: Negotiating Age, Place, and Purpose (Paperback)

By Pam Musil (Editor), Doug Risner (Editor), Karen Schupp (Editor)


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This book critically examines matters of age and aging in relation to dance. As a novel collection of diverse authors' voices, this edited book traverses the human lifespan from early childhood to death as it negotiates a breadth of dance experiences and contexts. The conversations ignited within each chapter invite readers to interrogate current disciplinary attitudes and dominant assumptions and serve as catalysts for changing and evolving long entrenched views among dancers regarding matters of age and aging.

The text is organized in three sections, each representing a specific context within which dance exists. Section titles include educational contexts, social and cultural contexts, and artistic contexts. Within these broad categories, each contributor's milieu of lived experiences illuminate age-related factors and their many intersections. While several contributing authors address and problematize the phenomenon of aging in mid-life and beyond, other authors tackle important issues that impact young dancers and dance professionals.

Pam Musil, MA, is a professor emeritus of Dance, Brigham Young University, USA, and a former associate chair of the Department of Dance. As a post-retirement, she works as an independent researcher with interests that include human issues related to dance and literacy, education, gender, and age within populations that span grades 7-12, postsecondary dance education and beyond.Doug Risner, Ph.D., MFA, professor of dance, distinguished faculty fellow, and director, MA in Dance and Theater Teaching Artistry at Wayne State University, USA, conducts research on the sociology of dance training and education. His book, Masculinity, Intersectionality and Identity: Why Boys (Don't) Dance [2022], is published by Palgrave MacMillan.Karen Schupp, MFA, is an associate professor of dance and an associate director of the Herberger Institute School of Music, Dance, and Theater at Arizona State University, USA. Her research interests include dance competition culture, dance curriculum and pedagogy in tertiary education, and equity across the spectrum of dance education.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030828684
ISBN-10: 3030828689
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: February 5th, 2023
Pages: 274
Language: English