Moving as a Thought Process

 

Practice-based artistic research led collaboratively, as a trio, with Naomi Lefebvre Sell and Tara Silverthorn and mentored by Sarah Whatley, Professor of Dance and Director of the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University (UK), examining dance making within choreographic practices.
The process began in 2007 with the making of full length piece dharmakaya with a group of four dancers, as part of Lefebvre Sell’s Doctoral research. For years the work then filtered through our individual journeys as artists, teachers and practitioners, leading to different outputs such as a book chapter in Dance, Somatics and Spiritualities.
In 2015, Naomi, Tara & Lucille launched Moving as a Thought Process, funded by Arts Council England and supported by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, comprising studio work phases punctuated by public events. It has been captured and distilled through multi modal outputs since.

 

Public events & publications

2019
Per/forming Futures: Investigating Artistic Doctorates in Dance and Performance, Middlesex University, London; film screenings
5th International Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, Coventry University; film screening and Q&A

2018
Moving as a thought process: studio development and creative encounters; film developed with Jason Brooks
Centre for Advanced Training (Trinity Laban, London); workshop series with students aged 14-17
Parallax Research Seminar (Trinity Laban, London); presentation of research findings and film screening
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London); workshop with MA/MFA Scenography students
Routledge Companion to Dance Studies; chapter Moving as a thought process: the practice of choreography and stillness (upcoming)
Journal of Peformance and Mindfulness (University of Huddersfield); article Moving as a thought process: an insight into mindfulness through dance and choreography (upcoming)

2017
4th International Dance and Somatic Practices Conference (Coventry University); film screening and Q&A
‘The Cultivation of Mindfulness in our Schools’ (London); Girls Day School Trust presentation
Cando2 (London); workshop series
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London); workshop series and film screening with MA/MFA Scenography students
Blackheath High School (London); workshops with primary school pupils

2016
Moving as a thought process: An insight into mindfulness through dance and choreography; film developed with Jason Brooks
Parallax Research Seminar (Trinity Laban, London); presentation of research findings and film screening
Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; workshops with MA and UG students and faculty
International Association of Dance Medicine and Science 26th annual conference (Hong Kong); workshop with delegates
Centre for Advanced Training (Trinity Laban, London); workshop series with students aged 14-17
Performance and Mindfulness International Symposium (Centre for Psychophysical Performance Research, University of Huddersfield); paper presentation

2015
Foundations for Excellence Conference:  Meeting the challenges of Excellence in Music and Dance (Trinity Laban, London); paper presentation

2008
dharmakaya; performances at Bonnie Bird Theatre (UK) and Giessen Tanz Festival (Germany).

 

ArtsCouncilEngland2  TrinityLaban

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