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InVisible Difference: Dance, Visibility and Law

Shawn HE Harmon

Funding: Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Details of funding: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/projects/invisible-difference-dance-visibility-and-law(3936a0c6-e625-4fc7-9a69-1936e38d2f38).html

January 1 2013 – December 31 2015

This project examines the different models of disability alongside empirical observations of the development of choreography by and for disabled dancers, as well as working to uncover new ways of thinking about how dance is made and performed by disabled dancers. It also assesses how the nature of this choreography interacts with intellectual property law and the concepts of authorship and ownership. The project considers disability, human rights, and copyright law from UK domestic legislation to international law. In this, it assesses how the law compliments or conflicts with dance, and the extent to which the legislation encourages and protects the creativity of disabled performers.

Further information on the full project led by Coventry University available here.