Staging the logocentric body: transcribing dance as utterance

Sweeney, rachel (2015) Staging the logocentric body: transcribing dance as utterance. In: Contemporising the past: envisaging the future. World Dance Alliance and Ausdance, pp. 1-9.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a challenge to the status of dance in writing practices, where historical definitions of dance writing found within modern western dance traditions of the early twentieth century might question dance’s dependency on writing as that which serves to ensure its permanence through inscription. Significantly, John Martin’s proposition of metakinesis will establish the grounds for an interpretative approach to viewing dance performance that offers a physiological rather than a verbal/written descriptive response. Drawing from debates surrounding ephemera and inscription put forward by Andre Lepecki (2006) and Susan Foster (1996), as also the author’s own phenomenological approach to writing dance practices, the writing will consider how dance writing practices have evolved over the past three decades to embrace the often hidden processes found within their own production methods.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: ephemera, feminism, inscription, phenomenology
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > Drama,Dance and Performance Studies
Depositing User: Rachel Sweeney
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 16:24
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 13:11
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1200

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