Mapping the experiential in contemporary dance

Dyson, Clare (2015) Mapping the experiential in contemporary dance. In Stock, Cheryl F. (Ed.) Contemporising the past: envisaging the future: Refereed proceedings of the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit, World Dance Alliance, Angers, France, pp. 1-14.

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The research questions how a ‘lived experience’ of contemporary dance could be deepened for the audience. It presents a series of choreographic ‘tools’ to create alternative frameworks of presentation that challenge the dominant modes of creation, presentation and meaning making in contemporary dance. The five tools established and applied in this research are: variations of site, liminality, audience agency, audience-performer proximity and performer qualities. These tools are framed as a series of calibrated scales that allow choreographers to map decisions made in the studio in relation to potential audience engagement. The research houses multiple presentation formats from the traditional to the avant-garde and opens up possibilities for analysis of a wide range of artistic dance works. This research presents options for choreographers to map how audiences experience their work and offers opportunities to engage audiences in new and exciting ways.

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ID Code: 89245
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Audience engagement, choreographic tools, Dance, choreographic practice, Audience participation
ISBN: 978-1-875255-20-7
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Dance (190403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: © 2015, World Dance Alliance and Ausdance Copyrights for individual papers are held by the authors (© 2015, Clare Dyson).
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 02:14
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2017 19:21

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