Recognising Emotion from the Moving Body When we watch dance what do we "see"? Do we just see moving bodies, shapes and a constantly changing visual scene or do we also interpret these things based on our previous knowledge and our expectations? Last year I worked with a well-respected contemporary choreographer who told me that for one of his pieces he expected the audience to do nothing more than see the constantly changing visual scene.
When you think of interpretive dance, you may associate it with flinging one’s body waywardly around a room or office workers busting out at parties. Just because one feels like one is a cascading wave out at sea, however, doesn’t m... Read Post
The sound switches. Loud intensity and vibration. My body is permeated by the sound and radio waves. While watching the dancer move, I realize that all the cells of my own body are moving, oscillating, with the sound waves. The danc... Read Post