Here is an overview of C-DaRE projects completed before 2014:
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Funded through the AHRC Beyond Text programme and led by James Leach, University of Aberdeen, the project brought together research teams working in collaboration with the choreographers William Forsythe, Siobhan Davies, Wayne McGregor and Emio Greco PC. The teams worked to bring choreographic ideas and processes into newly productive exchanges with both general audiences and other specialist knowledge areas via interactive scores and installations, choreographic software agents and digital dance archives.
Led by Claudia Kappenberg (University of Brighton) this international AHRC-funded network was founded in 2009 in order to advance an interdisciplinary theoretical and practice-based discourse on the artform. The Network brought together UK and US based researchers, scholars and practitioners and has since established the International Journal of Screendance, published by Parallel Press/University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
Funded by JISC, the D-TRACES Project (Dance teaching resource and collaborative engagement spaces) developed a model for embedding Siobhan Davies RePlay within the Personal Development Planning (PDP) element of the undergraduate dance curriculum at Coventry University, thereby generating learning objects for much wider distribution. The aim was to enhance the students’ experience of working with online resources for application and transfer to other learning situations whilst providing a model for application in the wider HE sector and in disciplines other than dance. The methods developed are now embedded within the dance curriculum and continue to encourage students to develop effective ways to self-archive, build more digital resources and support the health of dance as an academic discipline.
Enhancing Choreographic Objects (EChO) received AHRC follow-on funding, extending the work of the AHRC Beyond Text Choreographic Objects project. The project was undertaking knowledge exchange from social science during the development of a specific choreographic object, the prototype Choreographic Language Agent (CLA) created by scientists and designers in conjunction with leading UK choreographer, Wayne McGregor. Having successfully developed the CLA as a creative tool for use in the studio, the project aimed to further develop the CLA in the form of a public installation that embodied aspects of McGregor’s choreographic process, and communicated them to new audiences.
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The upcoming three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of development bodies, tourism, education, creative industries, policy-makers, cultural heritage professionals, academic experts, arts practitioners, professionals in archives and galleries, and associations, local societies and interest groups representative of non-professionals– all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage (CH).
Research with a Twist
Since ethnography’s somatic or affective turn, a researcher’s physical sensations are understood to contribute to insights into people and cultures. However, there are no adequate courses that teach students how to be in their bodies and utilise their body as research instrument. This project translates insights from somatics to scholarly research, and explores the contribution and benefits that can come from such integration.
Sensing the City: an Embodied Documentation and Mapping of the Changing Uses and Tempers of Urban Place
The overall purpose of the research is to model a usable practice-based template for sensing the city, drawing on the city of Coventry (UK) as a case-study in the first instance. The template will offer a range of methodologies towards, first, engaging constructively and productively with urban sites using the sensate presence of the human body as the primary means of gathering data and, second, processing and presenting that data in innovative ways within a critical framework that assesses the city's habitability and sustainability.
This project examines an innovative way of empowering persons with conflict-related disabilities in Sri Lanka through a combination of dance and law that was pioneered and piloted by VisAbility, a German association, in mid-2015.