The Speaking Dancer Handbook - Digital
By Jacky Lansley
Publish by Dance Research Studio (2012)
TThe Speaking Dancer: Interdisciplinary Performance Training (SDIPT) is a unique professional development programme which offers students to opportunity the rethink their relationship to their practice, and begin to frame concerns about interdisciplinarity in a broader context.
The programme introduces cross disciplinary training methods and stimuli which support the artist as both performer and ‘author’. The programme is structures over weekend modules enabling accessibility and flexibility for working practitioners. Spread across urban, coastal and rural contexts, the programme gives participants the opportunity to engage with a range of landscapes and communities and consider creative approaches to performance practice across these different environments.
This handbook outlines key concepts and exercises for student preparation for the course’s four modules: The Interdisciplinary Performer; Improvisation and Emotional Embodiment; Visual Language and the Performer; and, The Choreographic Exchange.