Privileging Embodied Experience in Digital Dance: Lucid and Liminal Imagery

By Karen Nicole Barbour.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Interdisciplinary creative practice in the arts provides a fertile context for innovation and research. By crossing disciplinary boundaries and engaging in collaboration with other artists, dancers have developed new genres, including film/ video/ digital dance for camera. I consider the creation of digital dance, drawing on a feminist and phenomenological perspective that emphasizes embodied experience. I am interested in exploring how digital dance making can be re-conceptualized from a dancer’s perspective, rather than from a film-maker’s perspective. Drawing on Rosenberg’s (2000) understanding of video/digital space as a site for dance, I explore the nature of lucid imagery and non-representational liminal imagery.

Keywords: Dance, Digital Images, Feminist, Phenomenology

International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp.259-268. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.004MB).

Dr. Karen Nicole Barbour

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

I am a senior lecturer in contemporary dance and choreography at The University of Waikato. I am interested in fostering qualitative dance research, specifically in choreographic practice, contemporary dance, improvisation, environmental dance and video/digital dance. My research draws on embodied ways of knowing and subsequent research interests lie in collaborative artistic research, feminist choreographic practices and alternative writing practices to express lived experiences. I also dance and choreograph freelance.

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