Falling Apart at the Seams
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This chapter serves as an explorative narrative accompaniment to the dance theatre work, Falling Apart at the Seams, choreographed and performed by myself and other invited artists. The chapter begins with a rumination on how performance making processes are not limited to a moment of choreographic conception, but rather all life experiences and creative ideas are ripe for exploration and potential inclusion. In adhering to the mesearch methodology of intertwining art and experience, I use my own narratives of body negotiation and life experiences that contributed to the themes of the work. I focus on age(ing) and embodiment as a cultural and social construct, looking at bodily negotiations and renegotiations.
KeywordsPerformance Embodiment Dance Ageing Practice as research Collaboration
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