Dance and research Editorial

Thinking movement

Timmy De Laet

Is a dancing body also a thinking body? Choreography is commonly considered to be either a matter of internalized technique or the expression of intuitive impulses. In both cases, a surplus of …

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Once around the Theatre. Walking as Choreographic Practice

Martin Nachbar

Walking, strolling, running – these are everyday activities that everyone often does unknowingly. But these are also forms of movement that can be the subject of choreographic research. In this …

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Contemporary dance education. Gaps and goals

Natalie Gordon, Caroline D'Haese

Dance education faces many challenges today. Both our society and the field of contemporary dance have changed to such an extent that dance educators are required to critically rethink traditional …

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Interdisciplinarity squared. Dance studies at the crossroads between context and body

Jonas Rutgeerts, Anneleen Masschelein, Pascal Delheye, Benedicte Vanwanseele, Frederik Truyen

Although several types of dance research are labelled as interdisciplinary and open, there are in fact large differences between various models of interdisciplinarity that are currently in use. In …

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Visual essay

Precipitates*

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert

Inspired by the cave drawings of Lascaux, Egyptian hieroglyphs and proto writings from Mesopotamia, the artist duo Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank are working on new objects in which they convert …

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Nature’s move. Maria Lucia Cruz Correia’s performance Voice of Nature: The Trial

Lieze Roels

The artistic practice of the Belgian-Portuguese artist Maria Lucia Cruz Correia is characterised by a rigorous attention to the ecological challenges and misdeeds typical of the contemporary …

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Images in transition. Recycling and destruction in sculpture

Nicolas Baeyens

What can a slow and by definition static medium such as sculpture signify in our rapidly changing world? This question is central to the work and research of sculptor Nicolas Baeyens. As a visual …

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Conducting silence. The use of conducted and measured silences in Michael Maierhof’s guitar orchestras.

Thomas R. Moore

Silences are an essential part of music. When rigorously measured, like in Michael Maierhof’s Zonen 6 for guitar orchestra, silences can structure an entire composition and help the listener make …

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Dialogue

An equal music. Experimenting with pommers and sackbuts. An interview with Luk Nielandt

Eugeen Schreurs

In his research project An Equal Music, oboist Luk Nielandt has studied the connection between old instruments (pommers or shawms as precursors of the oboe family) and new instruments (the modern …

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Review

More than ever a 'compagnon de route'

Matthias Heyman

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Review

Handbook for playwrights?

Klaas Tindemans

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