Dr. Alexia Buono Receives Faculty Mini Grant for Dance Research Project

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Dr. Alexia Buono Receives Faculty Mini Grant for Dance Research Project

Dr. Buono, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Dance, received an Undergraduate Faculty Mini Grant Award for her collaborative dance research project "Body Concept." Three dance students will be performing at the BMCA Conference in June 2020.

Dr. Alexia Buono and her three undergraduate dance students (Olivia Anderson, Emma Holynski, and Georgia Merritt) have received an Undergraduate Faculty Mini Grant for their collaborative dance research project "Body Concept."

Body Concept is a collaborative dance research project that explores the lived experiences of the dancers and choreographers in regards to a restorative justice of Body. This project emerged from Alexia's performative presentation at ICQI 2019 called "A Restorative Justice for Body in Research Scholarship". Alexia and dance students Olivia, Emma, and Georgia, are furthering this work through dancer-generated movement, spoken word, and the visual arts. The choreography utilizes the experiences of the dancers as material, as they explore their conceptions and identity as/with Body through reflective and creative visual arts, movement, and words. The conceptions of Body generated by the dancers are performed in relation to their Body-mapped costumes, their inner experiences, and their relationships with one another.

The original excerpt of this project, "Body (In)tention," was performed at New Dancers Showcase through the Department of Dance at SUNY Brockport in November 2019. The full piece, "Body Concept," will be performed at the 2020 Body-Mind-Centering Association Conference in Geneva, NY. The Mini Grant will fund the 2020 Conference performance and our arts-based research rehearsals this Spring semester.

You can view more information and the performance of "Body (In)tention through the following link: https://www.alexiabuono.com/video

For more information on the Body-Mind-Centering Association conference, you can follow this link: https://bmcassociation.org/conferences/2020

Dr. Alexia Buono is currently an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Dance where she teaches in the Interdisciplinary Arts for Children Program. Olivia Anderson, Emma Holynski, and Georgia Merritt are undergraduate students in the Department of Dance.

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abuono@brockport.edu

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