Improvisation practices and dramaturgical consciousness: a workshop

Midgelow, Vida L. (2015) Improvisation practices and dramaturgical consciousness: a workshop. In: Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement. Callison, Darcey and Hansen, Pil, eds. New World Choreographies . Palgrave Macmillan, USA, pp. 106-123. ISBN 9781137373212

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Abstract

Re-presenting on the page a dance workshop, this article draws attention to what I describe as a dramaturgical consciousness within improvised dance performance. Developing this particular consciousness entails a reconfiguration of the dramaturgical and the improvisational, which allows us to understand them both as embodied practices that play with memory. The workshop takes the participant/reader through a series of activities designed to activate a sensibility through which action and intellect, inside and outside, and past and present are productively blurred. As a practical workshop, it requires the purposeful activation of embodied thinking while foregrounding the importance of the memory, perception, and composition as the basis of a dramaturgical consciousness in improvisatory performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: eBook ISBN: 9781137373229
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Dance group
Item ID: 20782
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Depositing User: Vida Midgelow
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2018 11:38
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/20782

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