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Basketball is used as a stimulus for a choreographed sequence showing three male dancers in wheelchairs. The stage captures the markings and goal area of a basketball court. Three wheelchair dancers show their ability to move rhythmically together in time to a piece of electronic music. The dance shows moves and gestures from basketball, turning, pivoting and reaching for the ball to score. The interplay between the dancers and their chairs shows the subtle changes in relationships and territorial areas.
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22 January 2010

Classroom Ideas

This clip can be used as a stimulus to discuss how you don't need to use your legs and feet to dance. Teachers could discuss how disabled people have to use other body parts to aid their dancing skills. What parts of the body are they using? Teachers could also discuss how their movements and positioning allow them to perform a dance.

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