Title

Performing water: Site-specific dance-making as liquid art

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Choreographic Practices

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

101

Last Page

122

Publisher

Intellect

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)

Comments

Coleman, L. (2020). Performing Water: Site-specific dance-making as liquid art. Choreographic Practices, 11(1), 101-122. https://doi.org/10.1386/chor_00014_1

Abstract

© 2020 Intellect Ltd Article. The Remnant Dance Project, Culaccini, developed site-specific dance movement in response to the waters of the Taleggio Valley, Italy, during the Nature, Art and Habitat Residency (NAHR) (2018). The intention was to respond to the Enna River system through documenting dance movement made in the region via film, photography and reflective writing. The practice-led research process was shared on the daily blog, ‘The drop of the day’. At the close of the NAHR, a short dance film, Performing Water, was made to further interrogate the nature of site-specific dance-making in water and the notion of what constitutes ‘site-dance’ in this context. In our journey of water-dance discovery, unique marks have remained on each other, the site and on things we have made, like the traces of a water vessel: culaccini. The dance made for the project was immersive and focused, constructed to invite interpretation through the use of symbolism and imagery.

DOI

10.1386/chor_00014_1

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