Disability as dialogue: Engaging with disability as an embodied way of knowing in Parkinson’s dance research

Maria Bee Christensen-Strynø*, Louise Phillips, Lisbeth Frølunde

*Corresponding author

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningpeer review


This chapter takes a view of disability as embodied knowing. This knowing formed the basis for a collaborative research process between dancers with Parkinson’s disease, dance practitioners and university researchers. Drawing on dialogic communication theory and critical disability studies, we develop a dialogic and discursive theorization of embodied knowing by centering on the productive particularities of disabled embodiment in and about Parkinson’s dance as important forms and sites of knowledge production. The analysis focuses on data from dance sessions and discussion panels in a dance and research symposium in which disability is examined and thematized in terms of productive ways of knowing. By displaying critical insights into dialogic enactments and articulations of embodied knowing, the analysis shows how a framing of disability as dialogue enriches our understanding of particular marginalized forms of embodiment in and about dance.
TitelDisability in Dialogue
RedaktørerJessica M.F. Hughes, Mariaelena Bartesaghi
Antal sider21
ForlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN (Trykt)9789027214089
ISBN (Elektronisk)9789027249494
StatusUdgivet - 2023
NavnDialogue Studies


  • Parkinson’s dance research
  • dialogue
  • disability
  • embodied knowing

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