Performance Research Volume 8 Issue 4

Moving Bodies

Issue editors: David Williams & Ric Allsopp

ISBN: 978-0-415-32133

Moving Bodies will be the final issue of a volume which explores the body and the senses in performance. Developing the practices and ideas addressed in Bodiescapes – which investigates the bodies of the performer and the spectator in, around and at performance – Moving Bodies will direct its focus towards the field of dance and choreography, and investigate actions, strategies and contexts of bodies in movement. The editors have invited contributions on the practices and technologies of moving bodies including improvising bodies, de-objectified bodies, spatialized bodies, resistant bodies, ‘bodies without organs’, still bodies and absent bodies. The issue will also consider practices and technologies that destabilize received modalities and economies of seeing as knowing, that amplify the sensorium and displace the visibility of dance and its locations; as well as the circuits and flows by means of which dance activities encounter other bodies.


David Williams, Ric Allsopp

pp. 1 - 3

Conversations on Choreography [artist's pages]

Scott de Lahunta, Isabelle Ginot, Myriam van Imschoot

Über allen Gipfeln is Känguruh [artist's pages]

Hans-Peter Litscher

pp. 4 - 5

Choreomanias: Movements through our body

Stephen Muecke

pp. 6 - 10

Hong Kong In-corporated: Falun Gong and the choreography of stillness

SanSan Kwan

pp. 11 - 20

Furious Bodies, Enthusiastic Bodies: On the work of Wim Vandekeybus

Alena Alexandrovna

pp. 21 - 25

Trembling in the Archive [artist's pages]

Karmenlara B. Seidman

pp. 26 - 32

ElectrONic Bodies: Corpo-realities in contemporary dance performance

Peter M. Boenisch

pp. 33 - 41

Making a Point of Inflection [artist's pages]

Bernie Lubell

pp. 42 - 45

Touching Light

Elizabeth Dempster

pp. 46 - 51

Habitat [artist's pages]

Brigid McLeer

pp. 52 - 53

Tracing Bodies: Researching psychophysical training for performance through practice

Rebecca Loukes

pp. 54 - 60

PPP (Project = Process = Product): A letter to the participants of Xavier Le Roy's Project

Pirkko Husemann

pp. 71 - 76

Describing Dance, Inscribing Biography: Or, how personal can ballet be?

Franz Anton Cramer

pp. 77 - 83

Happy Together: Moving toward multiplicity

Erin Manning

pp. 84 - 89

Habitat [artist's pages]

Brigid McLeer

pp. 90 - 91

Eyes in Movement

José A. Sanchez

pp. 92 - 99

Interfacing as a Practice of Performance and Discourse: Bilderwerfer's Bloody Drops of Happiness

Peter Stamer

pp. 100 - 106

On Being Moved by Performance

Anna Fenmore

pp. 107 - 114

Dance Till Your Heart's Desired

Linda Marie Walker

pp. 115 - 125

Moved by the Wind [artist's pages]

Annette Arlander

pp. 126 - 129

A Moving Meditation on a Dead Line

Tracey Warr

pp. 130 - 136

Book Review: A List is a Good Place to Begin

Rachel Fensham

pp. 137 - 138

Habitat [artist's pages]

Brigid McLeer

pp. 139

Notes on Contributors

pp. 140 - 142