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Scholars Day: April 10, 2013

The Body in the Site

Site specific dance creates a uniquely visceral performance experience between the dancers and viewers. This expression of dance explores variables such as performance boundaries, the histories of a space and the bodies that inhabit it, as well as textures and objects connected with the site; further, each space presents the choreographer with rich aesthetics from which to draw. How do these variables influence the kinesthetic awareness of the participants? Is there a higher degree of empathy experienced through the shared space and the choices of proximity? Lastly, what is the culture of site specific dance within the United States? The history, aesthetic, and culture of the site and the body present a compelling expression when intertwined through site specific work, and through which will be explored through a comparative analysis methodology, drawing from specific site specific performances from the last few decades.

Presenter: Amy Sullivan (Graduate Student)
Topic: Dance
Location: Hartwell Dance Theatre
Time: 9:15 am (Session I)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.