Young, talented dancers in contemporary dance training: widening participation and fair access, rhetoric or reality?

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Pickard, A. 2021. Young, talented dancers in contemporary dance training: widening participation and fair access, rhetoric or reality? Research in Dance Education. 23 (4), pp. 485-503. https://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2020.1857349
AuthorsPickard, A.
Abstract

Socio-economic disadvantage can be a significant barrier to accessing high quality dance training for young, talented dancers. Government policy and strategy relating to widening participation and talent development in the UK are premised on raising aspirations and meritocracy. This article uses Pierre Bourdieu’s conceptual framework of field, capital and habitus to examine social variations, that can act as barriers to talent identification and talent development in dance. An interview study was undertaken with 33 talented, contemporary dancers, between the ages of 13-16 years, from a variety of backgrounds, about their experiences prior to and during their participation in a dance Centre of Advanced Training programme. Findings suggest the dancers’ have experienced barriers to access, but also capital gain, symbolic exchange and transformative potential.

KeywordsVisual Arts and Performing Arts; Education
Year2021
JournalResearch in Dance Education
Journal citation23 (4), pp. 485-503
PublisherInforma UK Limited
ISSN1464-7893
1470-1111
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2020.1857349
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.1080/14647893.2020.1857349
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Online05 Jan 2021
Print02 Oct 2022
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Deposited23 Nov 2020
Accepted21 Nov 2020
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