Report on the Sound Pad Project: The Co-Creation of Breakdancing, Dance Education and Technology

Simon Hayhoe, Nathan Geering

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This report discusses the experiences of dancers, choreographers and those with
visual impairment who worked collaboratively to develop a participatory dance, technology and choreography project called Sound Pad. The project was constructed and evaluated using a combination of participatory and grounded methodology, a practice framework of rationale method and the development of inclusive capital. This report aims to explore the development of this co-created sensorially and intellectually inclusive education and performance through the experiences of
dancers-as-teachers, and how this experience informs these dancers’ practice. In addition, it is designed to examine the commissioning of public dance performance as a means of inclusive public education, and to make performance art more culturally diverse.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon / Sheffield
PublisherCentre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics
Commissioning bodyRationale Method
Number of pages20
Publication statusUnpublished - 26 Feb 2020


  • visual impairment
  • blindness
  • breakdance
  • Choreography
  • Mobile technology
  • dance education
  • performing arts
  • disability arts
  • Grounded methodology
  • Participatory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Education
  • Computer Science(all)


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