• Stage 4

    Continuing to develop the idea of feeling trapped and playing more with the motif I noticed in the last stage. To me this was a clear image of a struggle to get out but not quite being able to. This appeared through out the piece in small sections so I wanted to work on one […]

  • Initial thoughts on Phenomenology

    It was suggest to me that I look in to the philosophical movement of phenomenology in relation to my work.

    Phenomenology: the study of phenomena

    Phenomena: stuff that happens

    So, in layman’s terms:

    Phenomenology: The study of stuff that happens

    This initial research has brought up some interesting questions for me. Thinking about my piece, the starting point or founding […]

  • Stage 3

    I wanted to continue this rehearsal looking at building the sense of struggle. The feeling of being confined as well as out of control. I felt like the sense of narrative within the work, building to climax that then dropping to a feeling of complete and utter loss of hope and strength, was missing.

    I decided […]

  • Stage 2

    During this rehearsal I focused on the dynamics and feeling the piece portrayed. After watching the piece back from the last rehearsal, this was the one thing that really stood out. There wasn’t enough feeling of frustration, confinement, of feeling out of control.

    Concentrating on the first section of the solo, I thought more of the […]

  • Thoughts

    I have been thinking a lot about the direction I want to go with this solo. After seeking some advice I looked at going down the route of Somatic Practices. I wasn’t wholly convinced it was quite the right direction but at least it was a direction.

    I did some research in to somatic practices and […]

  • Stage 1

    Through this process I am going to look at the development of a solo piece of work. I initially wanted to recap both the movement and look back at what the original starting point was for the solo. Asking why I created it? Who was it for? What did I want to say?

    The solo I […]

  • My Introduction to Research

    I have decided to post some of my research and theories over the next year, and potentially beyond, as part of my MA Dance at the University of Chester. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts that are to follow and open up discussion on the topics.

    In our first Research Methods seminar […]