Newest Article: Embodying Recognition

Photo: Simon Henein, ASCOPET symposium 13 June 2019 "Learning to Improvise..."

Dance Improvisation for Scientists

My new artistic research article /exposition is in the Research Catalogue (2023)


From the perspective of a dance artist and artistic researcher, I trace the details of how and why I created events for scientists to encounter dance improvisation through shared exploration and shared reflection. Interlacing descriptive and reflective writing, I unfold the argument that by engaging in improvisation as an embodied recognition practice, reflective processes can be set into motion, which critically question habituated forms of bodily, social and epistemological exclusions within academia. By conceptualising dance improvisation as recognition practice, I hope to shed light on its critical potential which exceeds questions of spontaneity and creativity.