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Fieldwork in the Body

What happens when a dancer and an anthropologist meets by chance at a playground?

This experimental project emerged from the sparks of curiosity that arose by such chance encounter, as an interdisciplinary collaboration. The core interest of the project is to explore new modes of knowing as an emergent inquiry into the body’s intelligence guided by movement and collaborative reflection on bodily sensations in research and in everyday life. To develop awareness of practices of knowing through the body as an integrated part of research.

Through regular, shared investigations we are working in dance studios and public spaces, rotating between creative/physical tasks from the movement improvisation tradition and anthropological and dance related texts, to open a reciprocity between anthropological work and experiential movement.