Shall we dance? The story of The Radiance Dance Project

Ehrich, Lisa C. (2010) Shall we dance? The story of The Radiance Dance Project. Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 50(2), pp. 239-259.


Community workers are often described as unsung heroes who work for, with, and alongside others in order to make qualitative differences to the communities they serve. This paper reports on the story of a community based arts educator, Morgan Jai-Morincome, winner of the ACT Adult Learners Week Award for an outstanding program in 2007. This program, referred to as The Radiance Dance Project, is an inclusive performance project open to women with and without disabilities that culminates in a yearly performance. Via an interview with Morgan, observations of a workshop she provided for the women in her 2009 program, and a viewing of a DVD of the 2008 dance performance, this case study provides an illustration of the power of arts based educative processes for breaking down barriers between people with and without disabilities. It draws upon constructs from ethical leadership theory and empowerment theory to interpret her ideas and practices.

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ID Code: 37637
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Radiance Dance Project, arts educator, Morgan Jai-Morincome, ethical leadership theory, empowerment theory
ISSN: 1443-1394
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2010 21:50
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2016 03:02

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