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Contemporary dance as being and becoming in the age of aging: Existential aspects of (arts) learning among older amateur dancers
Södertörn University, Teacher Education, Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9266-786X
2022 (English)In: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, ISSN 2000-7426, E-ISSN 2000-7426, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 97-112Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Taking experiences from a contemporary multi-arts dance project as a starting point, this article explores how such a project can offer opportunities for being and becoming among older amateur dancers. The article takes a phenomenological approach, in which holistic experience and sharing of experiences are central. The phenomenon of the investigation is self-conceptualisation. The artistic process and context constitute an adult educational situation. To come close to the lived experiences of the dancers, the rehearsals and performance were observed and documented. Six of the participants were also interviewed. The material was analysed in a hermeneutical phenomenological manner, and Simone de Beauvoir’s thinking regarding ageing was used as a theoretical lens. The results show how the self-images of the participants change during the course of the project. The dance activities seem to give the older participants opportunities to remain themselves, even as they allow themselves to change. They learn to know themselves, each other, and the world.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2022. Vol. 3, no 1, p. 97-112
Keywords [en]
Adult dance education, ageing, choreography, community dance, self conception
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Performing Arts Learning
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Studies in the Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46477DOI: 10.3384/rela.2000-7426.2257Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85129699549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-46477DiVA, id: diva2:1596787
Available from: 2021-09-23 Created: 2021-09-23 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved

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