Disappearing Acts

Flexer, Yael and Sandiland, Nic (2020) Disappearing Acts. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 16 (2). ISSN 1557-2935

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The paper discusses the live dance work 'Disappearing Acts (2016)' in terms of its underlying notions, themes and choreographic concerns and methodologies. The article primarily focuses on the theoretical notions or discourses tied to disappearance, namely presence and absence or performance as a ‘rehearsal for absence’, appearance and disappearance and in/visibility as well as discussions around representation and the material presence of the body in the context of dance performance. The writing traces the ways in which some of these ideas manifest or are interrogated in 'Disappearing Acts', and how the work may untangle or even demonstrate some of these philosophical threads rather than necessarily offering concrete theoretical conclusions. The writing also addresses the political dimension of the work as might be read by audiences less familiar or interested in the nuances of the moving body.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Submitted together with the performance of Disappearing Acts, details of which can be found here: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2228/
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance > GV1782.5 Choreography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance
Divisions: Departments > Adventure Education
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Depositing User: Yael Flexer
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2019 14:46
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2020 20:06
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/4181

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