The Dorothy Sharp Project : the possibilities of different geographies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622420
Title:
The Dorothy Sharp Project : the possibilities of different geographies
Authors:
Carr, Jane ( 0000-0002-1886-8815 ) ; Sharp, Bruce
Abstract:
A performative installation /workshop that is a development of a series of incarnations of work under the same title that have explored choreographies of basic postures and gestures. Posture, gesture and action can be thought of as providing tools to explore issues of identity, gender and sexualities This performative installation / workshop aims to provide tools for reflecting upon coded movement behaviours and to surface the human capacity to switch fluidly between them by using written prompts/guide/instructions -  a kind of ‘recipe’ – as guide for such ‘improvisations’.  Within a supportive space, aimed at promoting an environment of collective experience, drinks (non-alcoholic)  and nibbles will be on offer to help viewers to acclimatize to the café- like setting in which ‘a la carte’ movement ‘menus’ provide opportunities for participation. Viewers can become participants by selecting a ‘recipe’. After some easily accessible preparation, they enter the performing area to interpret the simple set of instructions (dish) to perform a short (2 minute) movement sequence. Alternatively they can elect to have a helper perform the chosen movement ‘recipe’.  Actions are lit and accompanied by sound as a means of providing for the ‘performance’ to be distanced from everyday experience in order to facilitate a freedom to play with movement without the fear of value judgments that may otherwise  inhibit behaviour. Simple theatre lighting sets the ‘performance’ space - e.g. a conventional profile light shuttered into a shape like rectangle or a circle. The sound score is tailored to each movement recipe: it aims not only to signal when to start and finish but to provide an environment in which everyday movement can be re-experienced.After each short ‘performance‘, there will be an opportunity for guided self -reflection and, if appropriate, a supported feedback process that facilitates the ‘performer’ to ask questions of their audience about how they witnessed their movement. Respondents will be guided to use non evaluative language in order to be supportive of fellow participants.      
Citation:
Carr J, Sharp B (2017) 'The Dorothy Sharp Project : the possibilities of different geographies', University of Roehampton.
Issue Date:
10-Apr-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622420
Additional Links:
https://www.evensi.uk/a-study-day-on-durationality-identity-and-performance/200958933
Type:
Performance
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Drama dance and performing arts

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorSharp, Bruceen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-27T12:16:08Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-27T12:16:08Z-
dc.date.issued2017-04-10-
dc.identifier.citationCarr J, Sharp B (2017) 'The Dorothy Sharp Project : the possibilities of different geographies', University of Roehampton.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622420-
dc.description.abstractA performative installation /workshop that is a development of a series of incarnations of work under the same title that have explored choreographies of basic postures and gestures. Posture, gesture and action can be thought of as providing tools to explore issues of identity, gender and sexualities This performative installation / workshop aims to provide tools for reflecting upon coded movement behaviours and to surface the human capacity to switch fluidly between them by using written prompts/guide/instructions -  a kind of ‘recipe’ – as guide for such ‘improvisations’.  Within a supportive space, aimed at promoting an environment of collective experience, drinks (non-alcoholic)  and nibbles will be on offer to help viewers to acclimatize to the café- like setting in which ‘a la carte’ movement ‘menus’ provide opportunities for participation. Viewers can become participants by selecting a ‘recipe’. After some easily accessible preparation, they enter the performing area to interpret the simple set of instructions (dish) to perform a short (2 minute) movement sequence. Alternatively they can elect to have a helper perform the chosen movement ‘recipe’.  Actions are lit and accompanied by sound as a means of providing for the ‘performance’ to be distanced from everyday experience in order to facilitate a freedom to play with movement without the fear of value judgments that may otherwise  inhibit behaviour. Simple theatre lighting sets the ‘performance’ space - e.g. a conventional profile light shuttered into a shape like rectangle or a circle. The sound score is tailored to each movement recipe: it aims not only to signal when to start and finish but to provide an environment in which everyday movement can be re-experienced.After each short ‘performance‘, there will be an opportunity for guided self -reflection and, if appropriate, a supported feedback process that facilitates the ‘performer’ to ask questions of their audience about how they witnessed their movement. Respondents will be guided to use non evaluative language in order to be supportive of fellow participants.      en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.evensi.uk/a-study-day-on-durationality-identity-and-performance/200958933en
dc.subjectperformanceen
dc.subjectidentityen
dc.subjectW500 Danceen
dc.titleThe Dorothy Sharp Project : the possibilities of different geographiesen
dc.typePerformanceen
dc.date.updated2017-11-27T11:22:46Z-
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