Choreographing the City

Part of Adesola’s on-going Theatrum Mundi Research Fellowship research looking at/for an emerging lexicon that connects to ideas shared across dance-making (choreography), to building/city-making. “I wonder if shared significances, come to through the different routes of the dance and city making practices, will offer less explored approaches to inform the creative process in across practices.” – Adesola

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A project looking at & for an emerging lexicon that connects to ideas shared across dance-making (choreography), to building/city-making. This is part of Adesola’s  Fellowship research at Theatrum Mundi (February 2019 to September 2019. The research looks at an emerging lexicon (for movement) that connects to ideas shared across dance-making (choreography), to building/city-making (community). This includes an exploration of how dance contributes to larger discussions across subject areas that engage with movement in space and the Place making that the experience of dance creates. Words such as, rhythm, flow, sensation, are shared vocabulary about moving in space, beyond dance. Words whose meanings differ only slightly but these delicate differences can inform across subject areas and edify the spaces we create together. The expression and valuing the significance of where Self begins, or ends, or is continuous in environment, that dance choreography explores, shares inquiry with colleagues in architecture and engineering (Pallasmaa, 2005; Rasmussen, 1959), social sciences (Deleuze & Guattari, 1983, 1987; Sennett, 1994), and geography (Lefebvre, 2004). Sitting in dance and reaching beyond the isolating notion of ‘subject areas’ the research looks at finding shared spheres of inquiry into the inter-connectedness of Being-in-Place. (A book project is also being developed.)

Films performers: Adesola Akinleye, Harry Fulleylove, Maga Judd; Camera: Adesola Akinleye, Harry Fulleylove Music: Jake Alexander


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Funding: Theatrum Mundi Fellowship, Middlesex University ACI

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