‘…wind in my hair, I feel a part of everywhere…’: creating dance for young audiences narrates emplacement

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Akinleye, A. 2019. ‘…wind in my hair, I feel a part of everywhere…’: creating dance for young audiences narrates emplacement. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. 11 (1), pp. 39-47. https://doi.org/10.1386/jdsp.11.1.39_1
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Title‘…wind in my hair, I feel a part of everywhere…’: creating dance for young audiences narrates emplacement
AuthorsAkinleye, A.
Abstract

This article is a reflection from a moment during the tour of my performance work for young audiences - ‘Found’. I explore how the meaningfulness shared in the moments dancing together captures much broader narratives about the transformative connections of Being-in-Place: emplacement. I respond to Pink’s call to explore embodied experiences through emplacement (Pink, 2010). Therefore, I use emplacement as a lens to theorize experiences during the practical performance work of ‘Found’, beyond the visual aesthetic of seeing live dance. This articulating and valuing the significance of where Self begins, or ends or is continuous in environment shares inquiry with colleagues in architecture (Pallasmaa, 2005, Rasmussen, 1959), social sciences (Deleuze and Guattari, 1983, 1987), and geography (Lefebvre, 2004). I suggest ramifications on how dance offers somatic dialogue that can empower children to take part in, and become aware of, their own presence in the co-created reality of Place.

Research GroupDance group
PublisherIntellect
JournalJournal of Dance and Somatic Practices
ISSN1757-1871
Publication dates
Print01 Jul 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited08 Jul 2019
Accepted19 Apr 2019
Output statusPublished
Accepted author manuscript
Copyright Statement

This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in the Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices. The final authenticated version is published by Intellect and is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jdsp.11.1.39_1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1386/jdsp.11.1.39_1
LanguageEnglish
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