Stopgap Dance Companyis a contemporary dance company that integrates dancers with physical and learning disabilities and non-disabled dancers; they are the UK’s leading integrated dance company. This resource pack and DVD are based on Thomas Noone’s work Within(2010) for the company. The pack contains contextual information, analysis and tasks which are useful for a wide range of purposes being suitable across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, and within different settings and contexts. The pack provides teachers with a variety of practical ideas for approaching study of the work and also guides students through the process of making their own analysis and individual responses to Within. Some of the tasks are based on the creation process undertaken by the dancers with the choreographer and can be used by teachers as a springboard for generating their own ideas and movement explorations. This DVD contains a performance of Within; repertoire examples, short phrases or motifs, selected for a range of abilities and demonstrated by the dancers; and extracts from workshops based on Withinwhich can be used to develop ideas for choreography. On this DVD, movement material is taught to students of varying abilities. This will assist in understanding the principles of adaptation during delivery.
See also Inclusive Dance: a guide to Stopgap Dance Company’s responsive teaching practice – Education Pack and CD