Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy

Watching Dance | Moving Audiences

The Watching Dance Project has come to an end after three years of research funded by the AHRC. During this time researchers across four UK universities have used audience research and neuroscience to explore spectator responses to dance, focusing on kinesthetic empathy (the sensation of movement in the observer). This programme of events was designed to bring that research to light and discuss how it can feed back into the arts, science, dance and academic communities. You can find out more in our Archived Events section


UPCOMING EVENT - Manchester Dance Consortium

Platform Zero - a works in progress showcase, with participation by 3 choreographers.

8 March 2012, Zion Arts Centre Manchester in association with tenant partner 

Dance Initiative Greater Manchester.

Participating choreographers will introduce their work and invite written feedback on specific aspects from audience members.
The programme will begin with a workshop on dance writing at 6.30, to which all are invited. Performances start at 7.15.

Hannah Buckley: A Conversation: Part 1
Originally commissioned by Peter Lovatt (Dr Dance) of Hertfordshire University as part of the INSPIRED: Psychology Danced performance, this piece was a response to three psychological studies looking at bystander apathy, obedience and what it is to be sane or insane.
Dangerologists: Work Songs
"A love song to the mindless drudgery and hopeless alienation of office work. A dynamic mix of dance, physical theatre and professional wrestling."
Rachel Sweeney: Spontaneum
'Spontaneum' is an improvised duet between Mary Pearson and Rachel Sweeney exploring sanctity and banality in dance by using a graphic score to interpret movement sound bites, spoken tasks, repeated sequences and bland humour!


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