Subtle, intimate performance in urban space: Ongoing research and notes from Close Distance
This article reflects on an evolving research project entitled Close Distance that takes shape at the intersection of dance and drawing. Close Distance is a durational performance that uses movement and the technique of blind gesture drawings (images created without looking down at the drawing) in public spaces to identify the subtlety, dignity, respect and sensitivity of human beings. With this article, we wish to share our process, lines of inquiry and some of the discoveries resulting from our evolving research practice together. Our continuous exploration through the body and drawing in choreographic relation to public sites, everyday activities and human connection in unconventional spaces introduces the marriage of artistic process between a choreographer/dancer and a visual artist/drawer who think very similarly but use different tools. Our work illuminates the richness of unexpected collaborations performing across media and disciplines in social spaces, as well as a non-invasive approach to social engagement.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 0000000121512636Arizona State University
Publication date: July 1, 2020
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