Productive misapprehensions: Artscross as a cross-cultural collaborative zone of contestation of contemporary dance practice

Sachsenmaier, Stefanie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5485-0607 (2016) Productive misapprehensions: Artscross as a cross-cultural collaborative zone of contestation of contemporary dance practice. In: Collaboration in Performance Practice: Premises, Workings and Failures. Colin, Noyale and Sachsenmaier, Stefanie ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5485-0607, eds. Palgrave Macmillan, London, pp. 280-302. ISBN 9781137462459, e-ISBN 9781137462466, pbk-ISBN 9781349556380. [Book Section] (doi:10.1057/9781137462466_15)

Abstract

Artscross, an initiative by Beijing Dance Academy, ResCen at Middlesex University, Queen Mary University of London and Taipei National University of the Arts, brought together dance practitioners from Beijing, London and Taipei to engage in choreography-making, observed by academics. From this observational perspective I challenge a thinking of the collaborative practices that took place in terms of an East/West binary, instead conceiving of them as a ‘zone of encounter’, which I further define as a zone of contestation and re-negotiation of contemporary dance practice, which is productive in the sense of being transformative to each individual engaged. Drawing on research from Philosophy as well as Translation Studies, I moreover stress the positive aspect of miscommunication and misapprehensions, and specifically their role in evolving practice.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 16470
Notes on copyright: © 2016.
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Depositing User: Dr Stefanie Sachsenmaier
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 16:21
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2021 11:48
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16470

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