Embodying theory

Rubidge, S. F. (1998) Embodying theory. In: Practice as Research and Research as Practice, June 1998, Laban Centre, London. (Unpublished)

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In this paper I examine the way in which choreographic works can both embody and have a direct effect on theorising. My PhD research comprised a double-edged enquiry into philosophical issues of identity and individuation in relation to dance works, more specifically into 'open' dance works, integrating practical and philosophical thinking. I claim that the works I am presenting in my PhD portfolio embody the theoretical enquiry, and that there is a symbiotic relationship between theory and practice, with the philosophical notion of 'thinking in the work'' contrasted it to thinking about the work. I demonstrate that, during the course of my choreographic research, not only did my dance 'thinking', that is the thinking that takes place in and through my choreographic practice, undergo radical change but also that the changes in my practice demanded that I make a substantial epistemological shift in my philosophical thinking.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > GV1580 Dance > GV1782.5 Choreography
Divisions: Academic Areas > Department of Dance
Event Title: Practice as Research and Research as Practice
Event Location: Laban Centre, London
Event Dates: June 1998
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Depositing User: Sarah Rubidge
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2013 11:47
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 11:47
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1028

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