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Animated Edition - Autumn 2007
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Focus on: participating in a common wealth of dance
For this issue of Animated we asked artists and teachers working in participatory dance but using different traditions and styles to write about what they thought about the benefits of people participating in dance, and what they got out of working with people in participatory dance themselves. The idea: to see what they had in common.

The writers reveal the passion they have in common for the dance and dancers they work with, and the joy and pleasure that brings to the participants. They demonstrate a diverse dancing communities, and an enormous commitment to getting people dancing whether for recreational, educational or artistic reasons. They reveal a dedication to creating positive experiences for their dancers, acknowledging dance as a powerful creative and social tool and its significant contribution to health and wider well-being. Underpinning everything... Read more
In this issue
Critical faculties
Donald Hutera had a whale of a time being willingly abducted in Edinburgh
The Focus: participating in a common wealth of dance
This issue's focus has been prompted by a number of things that have happened recently... Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
From the editor
Ken Bartlett, Creative Director, Foundation for Community Dance
The focus: a common wealth of dance
Participating in sequence dancing
Maureen Flanighan, Dance Teacher
Folk Dance; an alternative life style (or Wizards and Muggles)
Diana Campbell Jewitt, freelance traditional dance teacher
Going home happy... is that all there is to it?
Ruth Spencer, independent dance artist
Participating in ballet
Lee Fisher, Head of Creative Learning at Birmingham Royal Ballet
Participation raqs!
Desna Mackenzie, Bellydance performer and instructor
Folk dance: an alternative life style (or Wizards and Muggles)
Diana Campbell Jewitt, freelance traditional dance teacher
Taking part
Wendy Hermelin, choreographer and dance teacher
Participating in sequence dancing
Maureen Flanighan, Dance Teacher
The focus: participating in a common wealth of dance
African people's dance: the ultimate spiritual climax
Francis Angol Artistic Director, Movement Angol Dance Company
International
Between worlds
Tim Rubidge enters into an intercultural dance dialogue with Xhosa dancer Zamuxolo Mgoduka in South Africa
Policy
Life is a cabaret
Brendan Keaney, Director of Greenwich Dance Agency, describes how cabaret nights have brought professional and community dancers closer together
Professional development
Transferable skills
Kate Scanlan, devised the programme for the first Jane Attenborough Dance in Education (JADE) Fellowship. Here she describes the working practices and the legacy of the programme
Routes to integration for learning disabled dancers
Susan Norwood, co-Artistic Director of Project Volume outlines her approach to the professional development of learning disabled dancers
Dance not disability, professionalism not therapy
Susie Cox, Course Director of CandoCo's Foundation Course, describes the approach taken that sought to prepare disabled students to access mainstream vocational training in dance
Aemilius Sense: alter images, altering lives
Rita Marcalo, Artistic Director of dance company Instant Dissidence describes the process of working with community dancers, a film maker and digital artists to create Aemilus Sense