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Metaphors in Dance | research presentations in MB & LJ


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Metaphors in Dance | Language of Art 
Research presentation by Maayan Danoch in collaboration with Anja Bornsek

Thursday, 13.12.2018, 20:00
GT22, Glavni trg 22, Maribor

Friday, 14.12.2018, 20:00
Studio Cepetka JSKD, Cankarjeva 5, Ljubljana

In this lecture demonstration, Anja Bornsek and Maayan Danoch provide insights to the first phase of research on Metaphors in Dance and Audio Visual Materials, in which they investigate how metaphors can be understood within non-verbal context of dance through a dialogue with the PhD candidate in Linguistics of Sign Language, Gal Belsitzman. By presenting movement materials they developed and offering their analysis of them, they reflect on their approach towards establishing metaphoric relations between movement units and/or still images and how these relations could be read. In addition, they discuss how metaphors work and are constructed in the visual modality of Sign Language and how they relate or differ from the construction of metaphors in dance. 

The topic and process of research naturally pulls into the foreground the relationship between the articulation of movement and the reading, logic or meaning arising from it.They will discuss questions such as; how the specificity of articulation acts on the viewer, influence how they perceive and read into the dance? how consistency or inconsistency of form effects the viewer’s engagement and possibility to read into the dance? how a meaningful perceptual change is articulated through a minimal change in movement parameters (i.e. direction, duration, speed, coordination, intention)? how the same content can be carried through different forms and can it be recognised? and more.


Direction: Maayan Danoch | Development and performance: Anja Bornsek and Maayan Danoch | Partner in dialogue: Gal Belsitzman | Production: Fundacija Sonda | Supported by Maribor Municipality, JSKD Residency Program Ljubljana and GT22, Maribor


Earlier Event: December 13
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