ResDance Series 5: Episode 10: Reflections on enriching human experience and creatively using body movement to celebrate a shared movement language with Jason Keenan Smith
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by Dr. Gemma Harman
2M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 10:  Reflections on enriching human experience and creatively using body movement to celebrate a shared movement language with Jason Keenan Smith In this episode, Jason shares insight into his background and experiences as a dance artist, trained movement psychotherapist and Artistic Director of ThreeScoreDance and how these continue to inform his teaching practices.  By situating his ideas within theoretical frameworks and artistic experience, we explore the role and portrayal of human experiences and the power of movement in facilitating a shared language ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 9: Critical Pedagogies in dance education and training - Nurturing the creative agent dancer with Phaedra Petsilas
ResDance
by Dr. Gemma Harman
2M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 9: Critical Pedagogies in dance education and training - Nurturing the creative agent dancer with Phaedra Petsilas In this episode, Phaedra shares insight into her experiences as a dancer, educator and researcher and how these continue to inform her practices in mentoring and supporting dance students to achieve their full potential as creative and thinking dance artists.  We discuss ways of approaching dance training and explore how Phaedra uses theoretical ideas and frameworks to work towards innovating pedagogy. She brings voice to the importance of encouragi ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 8: Cross-disciplinary potential of movement-based research with Rajyashree Ramesh
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by Dr. Gemma Harman
3M ago
In this episode, Rajyashree Ramesh shares her wealth of experiences as a performer-choreographer, Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Movement Researcher and Cultural Scientist. Through the sharing of her cross-cultural journey of dance and body knowledge in cultural traditions, she revels her thinking around the centrality of the body in relation to bodily experience, felt and embodied meaning and approaches to findings a holistic sensed experience of the body. Rajyashree reflects upon her own research practices and the coming together of these in shaping her own journey. Dr. Rajyashree Ramesh ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 6: Improvisation as a transdisciplinary practice for unstable times with Jo Pollitt
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by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 6: Improvisation as a transdisciplinary practice for unstable times with Jo Pollitt In this episode, Jo shares insight into her practice of improvisation across several performance, choreographic and scholarly platforms.  Alongside sharing the processes and approaches employed in her research, she explores the theoretical frameworks that more widely inform her practice and ways of working with improvisation as method.  Throughout the episode, Jo reflects upon her current research endeavours and emphasises the importance of conversation as a means of making ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 5: Rediscovering why dance matters with Heather Harrington
ResDance
by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 5: Rediscovering why dance matters with Heather Harrington  In this episode, Heather shares insight into her experiences as a dancer, scholar, figure skater, choreographer, and educator who believes in the value of movement and wider dance practices in shifting societal norms.  Heather discusses the approaches and methodologies employed in her research and the importance of working in a cross-collaborative manner, drawing knowledge from a variety of disciplines in fostering her curiosity. Heather shares honest reflections on both her life and experiences in ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 4: Widening awareness and learning on mental health in dance with Manisha Aggarwal
ResDance
by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 4: Widening awareness and learning on mental health in dance with Manisha Aggarwal In this episode, Manisha discusses her interests in supporting dancers with their mental health and wider considerations of mental health within the dance sector, more generally. Through situating thinking around her current PhD research, Manisha shares her thinking around barriers around mental health in dance, the application of research findings to sport and dance settings and the importance of context when considering such application. She highlights the importance of cross-discipl ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 2: Considerations of the screen as a site of discovery and creation with Harmony Bench
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by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 2: Considerations of the screen as a site of discovery and creation with Harmony Bench In this episode, Harmony shares insight into ways of thinking about the screen as a site of creation, dissemination and discovery.  Alongside sharing the processes and approaches employed in her research, Harmony discusses the theoretical frameworks that more widely inform her research and reflects upon her translation of thinking across discourse as an interdisciplinary researcher.  Throughout the episode, we discuss the specific questions that the screen as a site poses ..read more
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ResDance Series 5: Episode 1: Rewilding potential for creating lasting positive legacies in practice with Sara Wookey
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by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 5: Episode 1:  Rewilding potential for creating lasting positive legacies in practice with Sara Wookey In this episode, Sara discusses and reflects upon her work and practice around the idea of experiences as a mode for discovery and enlightenment. Alongside sharing the processes and approaches employed in her research, Sara shares insights into the theoretical frameworks that more widely inform her practice-based research and considerations around the shifting of practices in relation to geographical sites, cultural sites and shared spaces. The idea of creating positive l ..read more
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ResDance Series 4: Episode 11: Reflections and considerations on the role heritage plays in the creation of contemporary dance works with Ceyda Tanc
ResDance
by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 4: Episode 11:  Reflections and considerations on the role heritage plays in the creation of contemporary dance works with Ceyda Tanc In this episode, Ceyda shares insight into her experiences in dance both as a dancer and a choreographer, creating professional contemporary dance works drawing on Turkish folk culture.  Through reflecting upon her personal and professional experiences, we explore the importance acknowledging her heritage plays in her practice and the approaches she employs when making new work. Ceyda shares insight into her research interests concernin ..read more
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ResDance Series 4: Episode 10: Ballet and the Black British dancer experience with Sandie Bourne
ResDance
by Dr. Gemma Harman
4M ago
ResDance Series 4: Episode 10: Ballet and the Black British dancer experience with Sandie Bourne In this episode, Dr Sandie Bourne shares insight into her experiences in dance and takes the listener on a journey on how her early experience of ballet inspired her PhD in Dance Studies at the University of Roehampton where she wrote her thesis, Black British Ballet: Race, Representation & Aesthetics.  Through reflecting upon her personal and professional experiences, we discuss how research has led her to create the Black British Ballet project which aims to produce a suite of resources ..read more
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