The Senses Method: An exploration of the body sensations and qualities through sensorial experiences / Coralie Calfond (2020)

The Senses Method: An exploration of the body sensations and qualities through sensorial experiences

Author: Coralie Calfond

Course: MA Dance Performance

Year: 2020

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to build a method for dancers based on the exploration of the five senses. This investigation was realised with three master students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. The research started with a work on the Authentic Method created by Mary Starks Whitehouse and continued with four experiences based on the sense of Touch, Smell, Hearing, and Sight. The sense of Taste was not explored in this research.

The study aimed to develop a sensorial awareness to the five senses, to broaden the kinaesthetic sense, and to work on the concept of dance and movement identity. Literature from Dance, Sport, and Philosophy was used to support the research and the analysis of the outcomes. Five small films that gather all the videos of the experiences from the three dancers were created to demonstrate the evolution of the three dancers throughout the process and to give an idea of what the method could be if it was used as a daily practice for dancers.

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The purpose of this study was to build a method for dancers based on the exploration of the five senses. This investigation was realised with three master students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. The research started with a work on the Authentic Method created by Mary Starks Whitehouse and continued with four experiences based on the sense of Touch, Smell, Hearing, and Sight. The sense of Taste was not explored in this research.

The study aimed to develop a sensorial awareness to the five senses, to broaden the kinaesthetic sense, and to work on the concept of dance and movement identity. Literature from Dance, Sport, and Philosophy was used to support the research and the analysis of the outcomes. Five small films that gather all the videos of the experiences from the three dancers were created to demonstrate the evolution of the three dancers throughout the process and to give an idea of what the method could be if it was used as a daily practice for dancers.

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dc.title The Senses Method: An exploration of the body sensations and qualities through sensorial experiences
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Calfond, Coralie. (2020). The Senses Method: An exploration of the body sensations and qualities through sensorial experiences (Masters’ theses). Retrieved https://researchonline.trinitylaban.ac.uk/oa/thesis/?p=1744