The Right Unravelling: Exploring The Synthesis of Somatics, Martial Arts and Improvised Dance for Technique and Performance
AuthorJones, Zachary Nicholas
AffiliationFine Arts and Music Collected Works
Document TypeMasters Research thesis
Access StatusOpen Access
© 2019 Zachary Nicholas Jones
Taking a dialectical and reflective approach as the methodological framework for practice, this research investigates the synthesis of somatic movement practices with other performance based training forms, including martial arts, singing and percussion. Using essential building blocks of each training modality as tools, the research proposes that as each form is synthesised and enacted through somatic underpinnings, it allows for greater agency, awareness and dynamic 'moment to moment' potential to support choreographic structures, images and poetic narratives arising in improvised performance.
KeywordsSomatics; Improvisation; Quantum Mechanics; Martial Arts; Autopoesis; Dance; Continuum; Unwind; Release Technique; Structural Integration; Breath; Training
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