'Embodying the Site: The here and Now in Site-Specific Dance Performance'

Hunter, Victoria (2005) 'Embodying the Site: The here and Now in Site-Specific Dance Performance'. New Theatre Quarterly, 24 (4). ISSN 0266-464X

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Abstract

In this article, Victoria Hunter explores the concept of the ‘here and now’ in the creation of site-specific dance performance, in response to Doreen Massey’s questioning of the fixity of the concept of the ‘here and now’ during the recent RESCEN seminar on ‘Making Space’, in which she challenged the concept of a singular fixed ‘present’, suggesting instead that we exist in a constant production of ‘here and nows’ akin to ‘being in the moment’. Here the concept is applied to an analysis of the author’s recent performance work created as part of a PhD investigation into the relationship between the site and the creative process in site-specific dance performance. In this context the notion of the ‘here and now’ is discussed in relation to the concept of dance embodiment informed by the site and the genius loci, or ‘spirit of place’.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Site specific dance performance, embodiment
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Departments > Dance
Depositing User: Vicky Hunter
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 14:32
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1805

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