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Flying through the air with the greatest of ease : Benefits of participation in circus arts

Auteurs : Askew, Dayna (Auteur)

Lieu de publication : Edinburgh

Éditeur : Queen Margaret University

Date de publication : 2016

Langue : Anglais

Description : 49 p. : 29 cm

Notes : Bibliograph. : p.47-49

Sujets :
Cirque
Arts du cirque
École supérieure des arts du cirque
Sciences sociales et gestion
Production et gestion culturelle

Dépouillement du document :
1. Introduction

2. Literature review

3. Methodology

4. Data set

5. Findings and discussion
5.1. Physical benefits
5.2. Psychological benefits
5.3. Intellectual benefits
5.4. Social benefits
5.5 Self-realisation
5.6. Barriers to participation

6. Conclusion

Résumé :
Past research has emphasised the intrinsic benefits of participation in the arts, including more receptive modes of participation such as attending live performances and visiting museums and galleries, and more active modes such as participation in dance. However, there is a gap in the knowledge in relation to participation in circus arts. In this study, 17 adults currently involved in recreational circus arts, took part in semi-structured interviews that sought to identify the perceived benefits of participation. Qualitative analysis revealed that the benefits of participation in circus arts can be grouped under five categories: physical, psychological, intellectual, social and self-realisation. In addition, potential barriers to participation in circus arts were identified, including perceived ability to participate, physical ability to participate, and gender stereotypes. This study constitutes a starting point in understanding the benefits of participation in circus arts and asserts that the hybrid nature of circus offers a specific combination of benefits that is unique. The evidence provided by this research may be useful to policy-makers and advocacy groups seeking to develop the sector, gain access to funding or infrastructure, or reinforce the legitimacy and value of circus as an art form. [editor summary]

Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque

Localisation : Bibliothèque

Cote : 791,307 114 134 A835f 2016

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