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Spatial Translation and ‘Present-ness’ in Site-Specific Dance Performance

Hunter, V (2011) Spatial Translation and ‘Present-ness’ in Site-Specific Dance Performance NTQ: New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (1). pp. 28-40.

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In this article Victoria Hunter considers notions of spatial translation, ‘present-ness’, and ‘embodied reflexivity’ within site-specific dance performance. Through a discussion of the author’s site-specific dance installation entitled Project 3, she explores choreographic processes that aimed to facilitate, transform, and heighten the lived experience of site by the performer and the audience through phenomenologically informed movement inquiry. Forming part of the author’s practice-led PhD investigation into the relationship between the site and the creative process, the performance was the third in a trilogy of site-specific works exploring the potential for site-specific dance performance to ‘reveal’ the site through movement, challenging both performers and audience members to engage with new ways of experiencing the site-world. Victoria Hunter is a practitioner-researcher and lecturer in dance at the University of Leeds. Her research is practice-led and is concerned with the nature of dance-making processes within site-specific choreography. She completed her PhD in site-specific dance performance in December 2009.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Guildford School of Acting
Authors :
Hunter, V
Date : 16 February 2011
DOI : 10.1017/S0266464X11000029
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Additional Information : This is an electronic version of an article published as: Hunter V (2011). Spatial Translation and ‘Present-ness’ in Site-Specific Dance Performance. NTQ: New Theatre Quarterly 27(1):28-40 16 Feb. Available online at:
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2012 14:07
Last Modified : 05 Mar 2019 10:38

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