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dc.contributor.authorVan Loggerenberg, Charene (Griggs)
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-01T22:41:09Z
dc.date.available2019-08-01T22:41:09Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4640
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can dance contribute to a better understanding of the embodied and relational aspects of a post-heroic approach to leading and following? ABSTRACT: Society’s investment in the leader-as-hero myth is significant. From this perspective hero-leaders, usually male, are adored as powerful, objectified, disembodied and rational individuals. This approach can lead to the lionization of leadership, where leadership is seen as an exclusive and perhaps elusive domain reserved for those blessed with natural gifts from birth or for a chosen few groomed to follow predetermined guidelines for leadership success. This research is informed by an alternative approach to the mainstream hero-leader paradigm. Its aim is to shift the focus away from understanding leadership as a phenomenon centred around the powerful individual leader exhibiting particular traits and behaviours, to an understanding of leadership as an embodied and relational process of leading and following, where new practices and insights are created in interaction. Drawing on the synergies I identify between dance and a post-heroic approach to leading and following, my analysis identifies a leadership continuum. Here, the embodied and relational process of leading and following, as experienced within the three partner dances of Tango, Piloting and TACTICS, is conceptualised as a fluid process that can fluctuate between two approaches, where heroic-leadership is at the one end of the spectrum and post-heroic approaches are at the other end. This study thus demonstrates that dance can enrich our understanding of a postheroic approach to leadership,where the focus is on the embodied experiences of an individual in relation to others and the process of leading and following is coconstructed, collaborative and shared, consequently contributing to the growing scholarly research that seeks to consider an alternative approach to the mainstream hero-leader perspectives.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectdanceen_NZ
dc.subjectco-creationen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative creativityen_NZ
dc.subjectcreativityen_NZ
dc.subjectleadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectheroic-leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectpost-heroic leadershipen_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative learningen_NZ
dc.subjectdance educationen_NZ
dc.titleA life between us : exploring embodied and relational aspects of a post-heroic approach to leading and following through danceen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Creative Practiceen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineDance
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden190403 Danceen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationVan Loggerenberg, C. (2019). A life between us: Exploring embodied and relational aspects of a post-heroic approach to leading and following through dance (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Creative Practice). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4640en_NZ
unitec.pages47en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealand
unitec.advisor.principalTan, Leon
unitec.advisor.associatedWilson, Sue
unitec.institution.studyareaCreative Practiceen_NZ


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