Exploring the abstract language of contemporary dance in order to create emotional states/nuances
Buday, Csaba Steven (2006) Exploring the abstract language of contemporary dance in order to create emotional states/nuances. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.
This study investigates how a choreographer, through the abstract language of contemporary dance, generates emotional states/nuances which can be recognised but at the same time allow for ambiguity in the reading of the work. This investigation was addressed through a series of performance projects, culminating in the final dance work Inhabited Space. The setting for the work, triggered by Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, became the imagined spaces of a domestic urban environment, specifically the lounge and bedroom. In order to create a work reflecting emotional states and nuances, a range of choreographic processes were explored to inform the construction of movement vocabulary, framed by performer/space/object relationships. This studio-based study with performative outcomes was supported by a hybrid methodological approach of predominantly practice-led research, incorporating aspects of action research and phenomenology. Findings and understandings emerged from reflective practice in the exegesis but were primarily embedded within the creative work itself.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)|
|Supervisor:||Stock, Cheryl & Graham, Lesley|
|Keywords:||abstract movement language, artistic practice, choreographic processes, contemporary dance, emotional states/nuances, performer/space object|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > Dance
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
|Department:||Faculty of Creative Industries|
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright Csaba Steven Buday|
|Deposited On:||03 Dec 2008 04:03|
|Last Modified:||28 Apr 2014 05:25|
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