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Points de vue

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Author: Candau, Yves
Points de vue is an interdisciplinary performance integrating solo dance improvisation with contextual and processual information about the activity which is unfolding. The center of this research-creation project is a question: What happens when I improvise? Investigating the question reveals a deep synergy between multiple and complementary modes of inquiry: theoretical reflections, stimulating the development of methodologies, enacted through practices over extended periods of time. These are co-dependent processes, mutually enriching each other through recursive and iterative cycles of inquiry. Improvisation is contextualized through phenomenological accounts, contemporary ideas from the embodied cognition paradigm, and an examination of somatic techniques. The practice is then articulated in the performance through a multiplicity of appearances: experienced through sight, sound, kinaesthetic empathy, words and concepts. Far from contradictory, these multiple points of view contribute to a kind of experiential synesthesia, leading to a richer appreciation of the phenomenon as a whole.
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