Choreographic and somatic strategies for navigating bodyscapes and tensegrity schemata

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295994
Title:
Choreographic and somatic strategies for navigating bodyscapes and tensegrity schemata
Authors:
Hawksley, Sue
Abstract:
This article reflects upon the psychophysical patterning and layered nature of phenomenal experience, and the interconnectedness of bodymind and environment. These are conceptualized as `bodyscape' and `tensegrity schema' and explored by engaging the principles of tensegrity (tensional integrity) with reference to dance, performance and somatic practices. In some performance environments, performers may be called on to bring in and out of focus, or simultaneously hold in attention, multiple layers and shifting perspectives of bodily experience. Giving examples I suggest that such situations, together with some choreographic and somatic practices, may facilitate an attitude of embodied reflection and skills of perceptual alertness. These can develop awareness of and capacity to `navigate' bodyscape and tensegrity schema, and support the performer to better cope with the often conflicting multisensory and polyattentional demands of complex environments, whether highly specialized performance modes or everyday. The discussion derives theoretical flavour from dance and performance studies, phenomenology, somaesthetics and cognitive science, and is informed by my current practice-led Ph.D. research in dance and choreography enquiring into notions of embodiment.
Citation:
Choreographic and somatic strategies for navigating bodyscapes and tensegrity schemata 2012, 3 (1):101 Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices
Publisher:
Intellect
Journal:
Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/295994
DOI:
10.1386/jdsp.3.1-2.101_1
Additional Links:
http://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=1757-1871&volume=3&issue=1&spage=101
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-1871; 1757-188X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Applied Research in Dance

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHawksley, Sueen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T09:48:02Z-
dc.date.available2013-07-15T09:48:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-
dc.identifier.citationChoreographic and somatic strategies for navigating bodyscapes and tensegrity schemata 2012, 3 (1):101 Journal of Dance and Somatic Practicesen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-1871-
dc.identifier.issn1757-188X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1386/jdsp.3.1-2.101_1-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/295994-
dc.description.abstractThis article reflects upon the psychophysical patterning and layered nature of phenomenal experience, and the interconnectedness of bodymind and environment. These are conceptualized as `bodyscape' and `tensegrity schema' and explored by engaging the principles of tensegrity (tensional integrity) with reference to dance, performance and somatic practices. In some performance environments, performers may be called on to bring in and out of focus, or simultaneously hold in attention, multiple layers and shifting perspectives of bodily experience. Giving examples I suggest that such situations, together with some choreographic and somatic practices, may facilitate an attitude of embodied reflection and skills of perceptual alertness. These can develop awareness of and capacity to `navigate' bodyscape and tensegrity schema, and support the performer to better cope with the often conflicting multisensory and polyattentional demands of complex environments, whether highly specialized performance modes or everyday. The discussion derives theoretical flavour from dance and performance studies, phenomenology, somaesthetics and cognitive science, and is informed by my current practice-led Ph.D. research in dance and choreography enquiring into notions of embodiment.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIntellecten_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://openurl.ingenta.com/content/xref?genre=article&issn=1757-1871&volume=3&issue=1&spage=101en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Dance and Somatic Practicesen_GB
dc.subjectembodimenten_GB
dc.subjecttensegrityen_GB
dc.subjectbodyscapeen_GB
dc.subjectchoreographyen_GB
dc.subjectsomaticsen_GB
dc.titleChoreographic and somatic strategies for navigating bodyscapes and tensegrity schemataen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Dance and Somatic Practicesen_GB
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