Event Title

Exploring Implications of Artistic Motivations in Dance

Presenter Information

Shai Wolf, Oberlin CollegeFollow

Location

King Building 237

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-27-2018 11:00 AM

End Date

4-27-2018 12:20 PM

Abstract

This research entails a preliminary investigation of the way choreography is created, performed, and interpreted. The aim of the project is to better understand the process in which movers make work regarding identity and the potential implications of music and sound choices, movement, and bodies. 
This research will explore the artistic motivations of storytelling and representations of the self in dance and performance. I will aim to tie together understandings of vulnerability, performativity, and the body within the field of anthropology to explore the intentions of choreographers and dancers making identity based works and how their choices and bodies might reflect larger social implications and function as a field-site for interpretations of identity. The project will involve understandings of my own experiences both in creating and working with choreographers, interviews with choreographers, and participant observation.

Keywords:

dance, identity, intention

Notes

Session I, Panel 1 - Identity | Performativity
Moderator: KJ Cerankowski, Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies

Major

Dance

Advisor(s)

Alysia Ramos, Dance

Project Mentor(s)

Crystal Biruk, Anthropology

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Apr 27th, 11:00 AM Apr 27th, 12:20 PM

Exploring Implications of Artistic Motivations in Dance

King Building 237

This research entails a preliminary investigation of the way choreography is created, performed, and interpreted. The aim of the project is to better understand the process in which movers make work regarding identity and the potential implications of music and sound choices, movement, and bodies. 
This research will explore the artistic motivations of storytelling and representations of the self in dance and performance. I will aim to tie together understandings of vulnerability, performativity, and the body within the field of anthropology to explore the intentions of choreographers and dancers making identity based works and how their choices and bodies might reflect larger social implications and function as a field-site for interpretations of identity. The project will involve understandings of my own experiences both in creating and working with choreographers, interviews with choreographers, and participant observation.