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A Contemporary Dancer's Kinaesthetic Experiences with Dancing Self-images

Ehrenberg, S (2012) A Contemporary Dancer's Kinaesthetic Experiences with Dancing Self-images In: Dance Spaces: Practices of Movement. University Press of Southern Denmark, pp. 193-213. ISBN 9788776746896

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Abstract

In this article philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s (1968, 1945) idea of reversibility is put in conversation with a professional contemporary dancer’s descriptions about her dance experience in a particular context. More specifically, the concepts inter- twining and chiasm are utilized to conceive of a spatial relation according to her descriptions of a co-construction of the look and feel of her dancing. This article supports the argument that the dancer, at times, embodies two (or more) perspec- tives, at once, and yet also, at other times, experiences gaps between what might otherwise be deemed ‘internal’, such as kinaesthetic experience, and ‘external’, such as video self-images. The work contributes to a growing area of dance scholarship giving voice to individual dancers’ practice and expertise (Ravn 2009; Rouhiainen 2003; Potter 2008; Albright 2011).

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
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Date : 2012
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:24
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 16:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/804281

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