A Glance Upon Material for the Spine, by Steve Paxton

Autores

  • Mayana Marengo Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis/SC
  • Zilá Muniz (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis/SC, Brazil) Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis

Palavras-chave:

Body Awareness, Scenic performativity, Iterativity

Resumo

The present research highlights some key points from Material for the Spine, by Steve Paxton, to establish links between Paxton’s work and positions on phenomena of sensation and perception in the context of contemporary performance. It also analyzes the relationship between internal body sensation and the design of the moving body, which Paxton defines as form. From these concepts, the present paper discusses the artistic power of this approach, based on a scenic practice which aim is to create dance.

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Biografia do Autor

Mayana Marengo, Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis/SC

Mayana Marengo is a MA candidate for the Graduate Program in Theater at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC), focusing on contact dance pedagogy, improvisation and somatic practices.

Zilá Muniz (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis/SC, Brazil), Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis

Zilá Muniz holds a PhD in Theater by the Graduate Program in Theater at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC (2014), and her research is focused on improvisation and composition in the creation of strategies to escape taming in dancing territories.

Publicado

2017-12-26

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Marengo, M., & Muniz (Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina – UDESC, Florianópolis/SC, Brazil), Z. (2017). A Glance Upon Material for the Spine, by Steve Paxton. Revista Brasileira De Estudos Da Presença, 8(1), 151–166. Recuperado de https://seer.ufrgs.br/index.php/presenca/article/view/73899

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