Improvisation practices and dramaturgical consciousness: a workshop

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Midgelow, V. 2015. Improvisation practices and dramaturgical consciousness: a workshop. in: Callison, D. and Hansen, P. (ed.) Dance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement USA Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 106-123
Chapter titleImprovisation practices and dramaturgical consciousness: a workshop
AuthorsMidgelow, V.
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.

Research GroupDance group
Page range106-123
Book titleDance Dramaturgy: Modes of Agency, Awareness and Engagement
EditorsCallison, D. and Hansen, P.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Place of publicationUSA
SeriesNew World Choreographies
ISBN
Hardcover9781137373212
Publication dates
PrintAug 2015
Publication process dates
Deposited28 May 2015
SubmittedAug 2015
Output statusPublished
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eBook ISBN: 9781137373229

Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137373229
LanguageEnglish
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