The three-ness of three ones
This article explores processes within a dance practice as research (PaR) case study and draws upon theoretical and philosophical conceptions of the interval and kinaesthetic empathy to discuss relational and emergent processes that have arisen out of three ones (2012). Artistic processes that deal with the embodied experience are prioritized, and commentaries from dancers in the work and from audience members are centralized in a discussion on touch-based, improvisational practice. The subjective perspective and experience of the mover is considered and the discussion further focuses on the between-ness of movement to provoke questions about inter-subjectivity and notions of self and other. I propose that attending to touch-based, improvisational processes elicits a three-ness between the three dancers that offers ways to consider the multiple nature of exchange. I question how gained understandings of relationality through this PaR case study can lead to new understandings of the affective potentiality in our everyday interactions with other bodies and objects and our relationship with environment.
Citation : Fitzpatrick, M. (2014) The three-ness of three ones. Journal of Dance and Somatic Practices, 6 (2), pp. 143-157
ISSN : 17571871
Research Group : Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Dance (CIRID)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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