Declining Dancers

  • Mark Edward


This chapter offers consideration of how the development of a dancer/performer’s identity is linked to one’s personal identity. Subsequently, I then tackle wider issues of identity, underpinned by sociological scholarship in relation to a subjective turn within research. Ageing and dance in western cultural studies are only recently becoming emerging areas of scholarship. In light of this, my range is interdisciplinary, including sociological texts as a framework to explore identity, ageing and autoethnography. I highlight the lack of visibility of ageing performers.


Ageing dancers Biographies Choreographer Sociology Autoethnography Identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Edward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Performing ArtsEdge Hill UniversityOrmskirkUK

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