Dance as activism: The power to envision, move and change

Sherry Badger Shapiro

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This article contains discussion of two main themes relating to the role of dance as activism and the power of dance to envision, move and create change. The first theme concerns practices of doing feminist pedagogy in relation to art, the body and social change. The second theme explores ways in which dance as aesthetic activism is ‘haunted by meaning’. These themes intersect through a focus on dance and social justice, and community engagement and this article draws on keynote presentations given to different dance events while I travelled within Aotearoa, New Zealand as Fulbright Specialist in dance in 2015.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15663%2Fdra.v4i1.53

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