Creating choreographies for reminding : the development of a text-based movement practice / Sarita Rhodes (2017)

Creating choreographies for reminding : the development of a text-based movement practice

Author: Sarita Rhodes

Course: MA Creative Practice

Year: 2017

Keywords: Body as discourse, Body movement studies, Choreographic process, Choreographic research, Performance based research,

Abstract

Creating Choreographies for Reminding, by Sarita Louise Rhodes, presents a practical and theoretical enquiry into the creation of a text-based movement practice grounded in a somatic movement practice and embodied writing approach.
The work is concerned with broadening both the use and the audience of dance through investigating: how to offer dance as a practice to the nondancing audience in ways that circumvent the traditional challenges of anxiety and how can this dance practice be used to build body awareness.

Drawing on the somatic notion of “listening to the body” (Eddy: 2009) and phenomenology’s ideas of “enacted perception” (Noë: 2004) we examine where knowledge resides in relation to the body. These notions are further refined to examine both the author and reader’s role of making meaning.

Informed by the work of Pauline Oliveros, Barbara Dilley and Elena Brower it shares an interest in articulated bodily experiences through text, with the intention of the work shifting the reader/dancer/musician’s bodily experience of the text.

Creating Choreographies for Reminding concludes with the proposal: the intricacy of the “breathing body” (Abram: 1996) is worth exploring through multi-modal experiences, offering both immediate engagement and reflective spaces for the reader/dancer to engage with the feeling sensing noticing of dance.

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Rhodes, Sarita. (2017). Creating choreographies for reminding : the development of a text-based movement practice (Masters’ theses). Retrieved https://researchonline.trinitylaban.ac.uk/oa/thesis/?p=251