C-DaRE Post-Graduate research seminar series


Coventry University Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) Post-Graduate research seminar series

When: 5:00-6:30pm on Thursday May 16th
Where: Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE), Coventry University Technology Park, Parkside, Coventry, CV1 2NE


This week Post-Graduate students Pablo Troccoli, Paula Kramer and Gina Giotaki will be presenting their research as part of C-DaRE’s continuing seminar series. The seminar is free to attend and open to all that are interested, but please let us know if you would like to attend by emailing <ahref=”mailto:researchadmin.ad@coventry.ac.uk”>Lily Hayward-Smith.
Here is a taster of what they will be sharing with us;

Paula kramer

things and thanks: practising gratitude and rest

a movement score
introduced by a voice over skype
guided by words on paper
accompanied by things
with a time keeper on site
a conversation follows the movement practice

more info about paula’s work and phd: www.paulakramer.de


Pablo Trocoli

A presentation of his recent research and its ongoing developments, that within the frame of dance movement composition and somatic practice, investigates the physiology of gravity reception.


Gina Giotaki

The Sense of Self in Somatics: Exploring the Space Between Pedagogy and Psychotherapy

Somatic practitioners often talk about the way their practice may contribute to developing a ‘sense of self’ (Hartley 2004 & 2005, Smith 2002). This presentation will present findings from an ethnographic and practice-based research to date. It will explore some of the meanings the notion of ‘sense of self’ might take in Body-Mind Centering® (BMC™) informed dance practice and pedagogy. By drawing parallels between the way therapy and BMC™ approach human existence and a client, a case will be made for the need of a cross-disciplinary lenses through which to examine the cultivation of a ‘sense of self’.

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