Me, Myself and I; an investigation into how pre-conceived notions of self can limit performance potential. Are habitual movements within an improvised performance a product of self-imposed limitations based on an erroneous set of ideals? / Sophie Halstead

Me, Myself and I; an investigation into how pre-conceived notions of self can limit performance potential. Are habitual movements within an improvised performance a product of self-imposed limitations based on an erroneous set of ideals?

Author: Sophie Halstead

Course: MA Dance Performance

Year: 2019

Keywords: Improvisation in dance, Practice research, Self, Self perception,

Abstract

Me, myself and I is a first-person investigation into sense of self within improvised performance and how this correlates with presence. My goal has been to develop a practice within which individual movement habits and performance tendencies could be uncovered and recognised. The research includes extensive practice-based improvisational research. This is in combination with an analysis of factors which contribute to self-perception and behaviour; assessing how these can influence improvised performance. My findings were shared in a practical presentation; in which I disclose developments made in my practice. This was communicated through demonstration of my improvisation, alongside verbal analysis and explanation of the significant discoveries made.

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Halstead, Sophie. (2019). Me, Myself and I; an investigation into how pre-conceived notions of self can limit performance potential. Are habitual movements within an improvised performance a product of self-imposed limitations based on an erroneous set of ideals? (Masters’ theses). Retrieved https://researchonline.trinitylaban.ac.uk/oa/thesis/?p=1279