SAIKS and Governance Program - Occasional Seminar Series 2006 


The third seminar in the School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems and the Governance Program's 2006 Occasional Seminar Series, is ‘Flexibility is required: The creative process in dance-making', presented by Josie Daw.

Dance is a form that is created and passed on through the body, appearing only in the moment when the dancers embody the first movement of the dance. This requires the choreographer to access intuition, intelligence, perception and imagination on an immediate level.

In the seminar, Josie will describe some of the conceptual and embodied processes that inform dance-making and their impact on her performances. She will outline her recent findings about the dance company Tracks, discussing how the choreographers negotiate the heterogeneous cultural pathways between themselves, the performer(s), and audience, while remaining critically engaged with their artistic intentions during the rehearsal process.

When:  Thursday 10 August, 12.30-1.30pm
Where: SAIKS seminar room (building 30)

Josie is a Melbourne-based choreographer and PhD student at Victoria University. She is currently in Darwin gathering material for her research into the creative processes of Tracks Dance Theatre.