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Disability is one of a myriad of ways in which difference, marginalization, and solidarity shape integrated dance communities, and their art. Dance can layer our understandings of the emotional and political impacts of these experiences and practices, in ways that words alone cannot. In this...
A Gentle Dance Force: Contemporary Dancers’ Embodied Experiences of Gentleness Through Improvised DanceDownload
This study sought to map contemporary dancers’ embodied experiences of gentleness through an improvisational dance process. Scholars highlight the continued harshness of the dance training and performing environment (e.g., Aalten, 2007; Barr & Oliver, 2016; Markula, 2015; McEwen & Young, 2011;...
Children’s experiences are the cornerstone of all that matters in elementary schools. It is therefore the purpose of this study to shed further light into what those experiences might be, particularly as they are present in arts-infused education. Over a period of almost two school years I...
My investigation lives in the borderlands of health sciences research where inquiry, nursing and healthcare practices intersect in inter-disciplinary spaces. The relational aspects of nurses and other healthcare practitioners working together with patients is the area of my inquiry into the...
Background: Once a study has been completed, the final step of dissemination of findings is crucial. In this paper, we explore the benefits of bringing nursing research into public spaces using an arts-based approach. Aim: To present a case example of using an arts-based approach developing an...
Resistance and Revision: Autobiographical Writing in a Rural Ninth Grade English Language Arts ClassroomDownload
This qualitative study draws on the traditions of narrative inquiry and arts-based research to explore the intricate puzzle of the experience of writing in a grade nine English Language Arts classroom, with a particular group of participants engaged in a creative autobiographical writing project....
What happens when women, so long the subjects of art rather than the authors, turn the camera on ourselves? This question informed the basis of my dissertation research on women’s experiences of hope and unplanned pregnancy. In a medium-sized Western Canadian city, I engaged in a videographic...
The principal objective of this dissertation, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Doctor of Ministry degree at St. Stephen’s College, was to explore the concept of spiritually informed art therapy as it was experienced by the author while studying, working, and teaching in the...
Through arts-based research, interviews and facilitated discussions, this research explored how six volunteer participants were able to detect and integrate their counter-emotions; those emotions that represent a conflict between how we internally feel and experience an emotion, with our actual...
This study explores the theological nature of beauty as lived experience in the expressive arts studio. The methodology, rooted in phenomenology, is a blend of heuristic and arts-based research. I consider my own experiences of beauty as well as those of several co- researchers. Together, we...