Place-responsive choreography and activism
Barbour, K. (2016). Place-responsive choreography and activism. In elke emerald, R. E. Rinehart, & A. Garcia (Eds.), Global South Ethnographies (pp. 127–145). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
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Sensory encounters with place, site and landscape have the potential to stimulate new and deeply felt engagements with local places, and to prompt discussion about the relationships between place, culture and identity. Such sensory encounters may also offer opportunities for critical, reflexive theorising and practice (Pink, 2008, 2009; Stevenson, 2014; Warren, 2012). Within the myriad of potentialities offered in research, a focus on sensory and embodied encounters with local places prompts me to articulate intersections between local issues of social justice and environmental activism and feminist choreography. As a dance artist and researcher, ethnographic research has led me to autoethnographic performance as a specific means to articulate my encounters with place through embodied expression and textual representation.
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