Telling bodies, mapping knowledge : recontextualising the dancer’s corporeality using a modular choreographic model

Mafe-Keane, Vanessa (2013) Telling bodies, mapping knowledge : recontextualising the dancer’s corporeality using a modular choreographic model. eJournalist, 13(1), pp. 131-145.

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Creative Development: The Body and Light. Within the current cultural climate, the independent choreographer struggles to pursue and establish their artistic career outside the infrastructure of mainstream dance companies. The independent choreographer is challenged to articulate alternative choreographic models without the support of that infrastructure. My research examines that challenge by exploring my own independent choreographic practice through a number of performance-based dance projects. This exploration will be underpinned by theoretical research to enable clarification of the tacit understandings of an embodied practice and the point of intersection between practice and theory so as to articulate alternative choreographic models. As a starting point for that enquiry, an example is provided of how questions that emerge from within the choreographic practice can be discussed in terms of research through an initial investigation exploring light in relation to the moving body and the implications of atmospheres.

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ID Code: 69635
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1444-741X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2014 02:58
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2014 00:11

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