ERIC Number: EJ1047931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Embodied Writing: Choreographic Composition as Methodology
Ulmer, Jasmine B.
Research in Dance Education, v16 n1 p33-50 2015
This paper seeks to examine how embodied methodological approaches might inform dance education practice and research. Through a series of examples, this paper explores how choreographic writing might function as an embodied writing methodology. Here, choreographic writing is envisioned as a form of visual word choreography in which words move, pause, gain emphasis, and flow as if dancing across the open page. To explore writing as choreography, this paper primarily draws from three theoretical perspectives on embodiment: phenomenological, new materialist, and Deleuzian. For each of these perspectives, this paper describes its approach to embodiment, provides choreographic writing examples, and discusses the implications thereof for dance education practice and research. Given the increasing importance of practice-as-research and creative arts inquiry, this paper finds that choreographic writing provides an alternative mode of communication for dance writers and qualitative researchers alike. Significantly, choreographic writing also offers new pedagogies for dance education researchers. In so doing, dance provides a venue for written arts-based research.
Descriptors: Dance Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Writing Strategies, Dance, Phenomenology, Inquiry, Definitions, Visual Arts, Feminism, Educational Philosophy, Movement Education, Qualitative Research, Teaching Methods, Research Methodology
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