Dance, Ageing and Collaborative Arts-Based Research contributes a critical and comprehensive perspective on the role of the arts –specifically dance – in enhancing the lives of older people.
The book focuses on the development of an innovative arts-based program for older adults and the collaborative process of exploring and understanding its impact in relation to ageing, social inclusion, and care. It offers a wide audience of readers a richer understanding of the role of the arts in ageing and life enrichment, critical contributions to theories of ageing and care, specific approaches to arts-based collaborative research, and an exploration of the impact of Sharing Dance from the perspective of older adults, artists, researchers, and community leaders.
Given the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of this book, it will be of interest across health, social science, and humanities disciplines, including gerontology, sociology, psychology, geography, nursing, social work, and performing arts.
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Rachel Herron and Mark Skinner
2. Canada’s National Ballet School and the evolution of Sharing Dance
Rachel Bar and John Dalrymple
3. A creative collaboration in arts-based ageing research
Mark Skinner and Rachel Bar
4. Critical reflections on arts for ageing, dementia, and health
Rachel Bar and Pia Kontos
5. Advancing age and dementia-related social inclusion through Sharing Dance
Rachel Herron, Sheila Novek and Verena Menec
6. Voices and lived experiences of Sharing Dance
Rachel Bar, Margaret Dunphy, Rachel Herron, Ruth Snider, Whitney Strachan and Craig Wingrove
7. Challenging the culture of dementia care through Sharing Dance
Pia Kontos and Alisa Grigorovich
8. Technological glitches and creative interactions in Sharing Dance research
An Kosurko, Ilkka Arminen and Melisa Stevanovic
9. On the community dimensions and dynamics of Sharing Dance
Verena Menec, Mark Skinner and An Kosurko
10. Future directions for collaborative arts-based ageing research
Rachel Bar and Rachel Herron
Coda: Sharing Dance with older adults during COVID-19
Sheena Campbell, Cassy Borth, Jenn Kairies and Jennifer Killing