Shared material on dying

Roche, Jennifer (2013) Shared material on dying. [Live Performance (Dance)]

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Shared Material on Dying is a trio/solo work commissioned by Jenny Roche and the Dublin Dance Festival in 2008 from choreographer Liz Roche. Touring widely since its creation, it continues to be a rich research environment for the interrogation by Jenny Roche of the dancer’s first-person perspective in choreographic production and performance. The research perspective drawn from the live performance of this iteration was how the exploration of the same dancing moment might be expressed from multiple perspectives by three different dancers and what this might reveal about the dancer’s inner configuring of the performance environment. Erin Manning (2009) describes the unstable and emergent moment before movement materialises as the preacceleration of the movement, when the potentialities of the gesture collapse and stabilize into form. It is this threshold of potentiality that is interesting, the moment before the dance happens when the configuring process of the dancer brings it into being. Cynthia Roses Thema (2007), after neuroscientist Antonio Damasio, writes that embodied experience is mapped as it unfolds and alters from moment to moment in line with a constantly changing internal milieu. As a performer in this piece, I explored the inner terrain of the three performers (myself included) by externalizing these inner states. This research contributed to a paper presentation at the Digital Resources for the Arts and Humanities Conference, UK 2013.

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ID Code: 69080
Item Type: Creative Work (Live Performance (Dance))
Refereed: No
Other Contributors:
Role Contributors
Choreographer
  • Liz Roche
Performer (dancer)
  • Katherine O'Malley
Performer (dancer
  • Lucia Kickham
Funders: Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland
Number of Pieces: 1
Locations/Venues:
Location: From date: To date:
The Patrick Centre, Dance Exchange, Birmingham, UK 2013-02 2013-02
dancEUnion Festival, The Purcell Room , The South Bank Centre, London, UK 2008-09-19 2008-09-20
Massachussetts International Festival of the Arts, War Memorial Auditorium, Holyoke, US 2009-03-20 2009-03-21
Tanzmesse, Dusseldorf, Germany 2010-08-28 2010-08-28
Keywords: Dance , Practice-led research , Dancer's perspective, Dancer Cognition
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Deposited On: 24 Mar 2014 22:38
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2014 22:48

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