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Solid Sense

Salazar Sutil, N, Andrews, J, Rogers, S and Teppa, L Solid Sense [Performance]

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This piece explores the solid geometry of the icosahedron, the most voluminous of Platonic solids. The piece is a choreographic interpretation of the mathematical properties and symmetry of this object, and relates it across various spatial forms in music, Laban space harmony, and a particular natural occurrence of the shape: icosahedral viruses. The work reflects on natural patterning and space economy, and the idea that symmetry organises the spatialisation of living organisms, maximising effort to construct both harmonious and highly effective patterns of motion. The choreography also works as a metaphor for the dancer in the virus. Solid Sense thus evokes the idea that the genetic coding of dance is contained, as Laban claimed, within a virtual icosahedral shell. We take this as an analogy to conceptualise the dancer as a virus, realising its choreographic DNA as the inner energy the dancer releases when coming into contact with the surface of a surrounding audience.

Item Type: Performance
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Salazar Sutil, N
Andrews, J
Rogers, S
Teppa, L
Funders : MILES (Mathematics and Models in Life and Social Sciences)
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:52
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:10

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