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Narratives on the Lives of Professional Dancers in a Nonprofit Dance Company

황지영 1

1충남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study of narratives explores the lives of professional dancers in a nonprofit dance company. The participants selected have had two or more years of experience as a professional dancer belonging to a nonprofit dance company. Male and female professional dancers are interviewed on the subject of ‘professionalism of a professional dancer,’ ‘additional occupation if any,’ ‘situation of being in a nonprofit organization,’ and ‘own field experience.’ Data gathering period is from January to April 2017. The method used for collecting narratives is an 1:1 in-depth interview. The results are analyzed and discussed. Through a narrative inquiry method, this study tries to illuminate particular and individual moments of achievement and difficulties of five professional contemporary dancers in the social context of the working environment of a nonprofit dance company thereby enhancing an understanding of what it is to be a contemporary dancer in current Korean society today.

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