Through detailed exploration of the poem Los Aromos, which translates loosely to the Acacias, as in the flower, we have created a series of experimental approaches to dance through the use of text.
The poem, written by Nicanor Parra, a Chilean poet and anti-poet, was written in a way that broke the conventions of traditional poetry. Parra believed that verse had no hidden mystical connotations or abilities. Parra often wrote in prose, more or less like everyday speech.
We have touched the tip of an iceberg in this research, what you are about to see is the result from a series of experiments, methodically approaching this work. Breaking the syllables down and creating movement motifs as a response to this material.
This performance marks the second in a series of research and development into the idea or notion of Kinetic Reading, movement based approaches and responses to text through the use of imagination, interpretation, science, psychology and more.
CREATIVE MULTILINGUALISM CONFERENCE 2019
February 1st – 2nd 2019 @ Birmingham City University
Performing Languages #PerformLangs
Multi-University Research Event led by Oxford University.
Supporting video (backdrop for live performance presentation)
Left to right: Charlotte Park, Amber Gibney, Callum Jordan
PREVIOUSLY PERFORMED AT:
Debut platform performance: July 7th 2018 @ Originate Dance Platform, Kendal Brewery Arts Centre
With special thanks to:
Kendal Brewery Arts Centre
University of Cumbria
Ongoing research – visit HERE for more updates.