Moving Knowledge: Using memory and music to investigate choreographic processes
Theatre and Stratification
Faculty of Regional and Professional Studies / ECU South West Research Centre
Moving Knowledge investigates the choreographic processes of eight Western Australian choreographers to develop case studies that are informed by in-depth interviews, which unpack the memories, emotions, and sensations that illuminate creative decision making in experts. Investigation takes place within the context of a curated dance work, With a Bullet: The Album Project (Nat Cursio, 2013, subsequently in this paper, With a Bullet) that poses a nostalgic and experimental challenge to the choreographers, inviting them to recall the first song to which they ever ‘made up a dance’, and to use this piece of music as a springboard for, and soundtrack to, a new piece of choreography...
Paper presented at the International Federation of Theatre Research World Congress 2014.