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Animated Edition - Spring 2002
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Focus on: disability, wellbeing and health
Our bodies are inscribed with our histories - etched by 'political' events, the people we meet and the journeys we travel and 'as we register and respond, whether we notice it or not' reminds Miranda Tufnell 'we [can] lose connection to what is happening within us - we suppress "symptoms" with drugs or sheer acts of will and the corrosive effect of lack of movement sets in'.

So, whether through accident, injury, illness or political history their legacy, muse Nick Shepherd and Nicola Visser, 'forms or dis-formsus in the course of their passage'. When compounded by political agendas, legislation, cultural differences and education it can mean that people be they artists, choreographers, practitioners or participants become 'involuntarily' excluded.

2003 is the European Year of Disabled People. animated, in the first of a two part series, highlights the right of disabled people to have dance as a life and career option... Read more
In this issue
From the editor
Scilla Dyke MBE
Outside in
Five choreographers were invited to work with Royal Ballet dancers. But, as Kenneth Tharp muses it is not only the outside coming in, but a two way process. Here he explains
Roller coaster ride of making and touring dance
Three years in the making My Mother My Daughter Myself featured participants from two to 65. Erica Stanton and Marion Gough, investigate these intense but compelling relationships
Smashing stereotypes
What began as intensive educational work in schools transformed into a profound artistic experience. Michael Platt reflects on what happens when the artist and teacher fuse
By bringing excluded individuals back into the frame of human reference, positive change can be given a fair chance. Here Suz Broughton talks about the impact of dance in HMP Holloway
Exploring transformations
Dr Alessandra Lopez y Royo unpacks the thinking behind the new Research Centre for Cross-cultural Music and Dance Performance funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board
Counsellor, coach or workshop leader?
Duncan Fraser asks whether workshop leaders have anything to learn from Carl Rogers, the founding father of counselling
The focus: disability
Dancing differently?
by Paddy Masefield OBE
The politic body
Here Dr Nick Sheppard and Nicola Visser reveal how South African based Tshwaragano Dance Company are contesting difference
To integrate or disintegrate
Does integration have to mean assimilation into or replication of dominant cultural norms? Should we fight labelling and categorisation? Nick Owen and Mandy Redvers Rowe reflect
Taking control?
Dancing Differently? - a national conference about dance and disabled people, February 2002. Here Ken Bartlett unpacks the thinking behind the conference
Recovering heart
Here Miranda Tufnell speaks candidly of the corrosive effect of lack of movement and of the body's need to reconnect with the world around
Hands on... Hands off
Teaching through touch is a delicate matter. Rachel Rist and Jeanette Siddall consider the issues for both pupils and teachers
Medicine for the soul
Global artists redefine their pathways by Fleur Derbyshire