Close Encounters: Dance Partners for Creativity

Chappell, Kerry; Rolfe, Linda; Craft, Anna and Jobbins, Veronica (2011). Close Encounters: Dance Partners for Creativity. Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.

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Abstract

Young people today need to be flexible, imaginative and resilient and to use their creativity holistically and appropriately. This exciting and original book shows how creativity and the special relationships that facilitate it can be nurtured through dance with education. Dance Partners for Creativity (DPC), an intensive two-year qualitative research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, underpins the book. The work described illustrates what dance-based partnerships in schools contribute to the educational futures that will have to be made possible in the 21st century.

With policy makers and practitioners facing questions of what is and what might be in the rapidly changing educational environment, the book offers enquiry and research-based ideas about dance-based partnership's role in current and future education. It will greatly enrich the thinking of practitioners, researchers and policy makers interested in arts practices and educational futures.

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