An Investigation and exploration into home and the sense of belonging through Nomadism

Madore, A. (2022) An Investigation and exploration into home and the sense of belonging through Nomadism. Masters theses, University of Chichester.

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This thesis explores in practice and research the connection between nomadism and the notions of ‘home’ and belonging. In order to identify a common language and movement vocabulary that can be established in a shared space, this practice-led-research employs an autoethnographic and practice-as-research methodology through the use of dance methods and vocabulary such as dance improvisation, writing tasks and discussions. Such tasks and the qualitative information gathered throughout the research will enable me to scrutinise and dismantle the blending of the preconceived notions of ‘home’ and ‘belonging’ tied together in relation to nomadism and the nomadic subject. Researcher and choreographer, Vida Midgelow (2012) and philosopher Rosi Braidotti’s (1994) writing on nomadism is useful in positioning my own sense of belonging. I will also analyse writing by researcher Vanessa May (2013), and French philosopher Gaston Bachelard (1994) to gain a better understanding of the concepts of belonging and self (May), and the phenomenology of home and its physical geographical location (Bachelard). Drawing from these is the creation of Displaced (Madore, 2022) and shades of belonging (Madore, 2022) which accompanies my research.

Publication Type: Theses (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dance, Choreography, Improvisation, Rosi Braidotti, Phenomenology,
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N61 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the arts
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Academic Areas > Department of Dance
Student Research > Masters
Depositing User: Janet Carter
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2023 16:54
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2023 16:54

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