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05 April 2024
Contact with consent - online event recording
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Contact with consent: Exploring autonomy for dancers with additional needs, including participants who are non-verbal and profoundly disabled or work with carers. Facilitated by Sali Gresham, delivered in partnership with Sense charity. This is a recording of a previous online event.

Exploring approaches to establishing consent when contact making in community and participatory dance. As practitioners, we need participants to trust in our capacity to provide a respectful and collaborative working space. In this session we will discuss the acts of rapport-building, communication and connection-making for dancers with additional needs, including participants who are non-verbal.

How do we know as artists and practitioners that we have consent to contact an individual that we work with? Examining the necessity and purpose of contact, we will share considerations and approaches for remaining mindful of personal boundaries and permissions. We seek to help practitioners work confidently and in appreciation of autonomy for our participant dancers.

This session is for practitioners working within inclusive dance practice but could be a valuable reference for anyone working with non-verbal participants in dance. The online event is both discussion and practical led.

Available to rent until April 2024 (£7.56).

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