The Research Department regularly organises research seminars, symposia and other events.

The schedule below for 2018/19 is augmented throughout the year and includes evenings in the Parallax Creative Practice showcase series, Research Seminars and other events.

PARALLAX

Parallax is the Trinity Laban staff and Creative Practice research student showcase series.

See a full list of past events: Parallax 01-11.

Parallax 12 - Moving as a thought process: studio development and creative encounters

Wed 21 Nov 2018, 17.15-18.15, Lecture Theatre, Laban Building

Through investigative practice involving stillness processes and relational moving, this artistic research, conducted by Naomi Lefebvre Sell, Tara Silverthorn and Lucille Teppa over an eleven year period, has fostered a methodology where a refinement of the “felt sense” (Gendlin, 2003) was embodied, articulated and documented. This has taken place through the writing and moving of scores, or ‘Pathways’; compositions of improvisational agreements/frameworks, designed collectively. All this has provided a framework for the consideration and examination of dance-making from a mindfulness perspective.

Naomi, Tara and Lucille will present a new film,developed in collaboration with Jason Brooks, which captures this work. The film exposes the research at a point in time, as well as reveals some of their engagement with various groups (Cando2, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Centre for Advanced Training). The presenters will share some of their current concerns, inviting questions and dialogue surrounding their practice.

Presenters:
Dr Naomi Lefebvre Sell, Tara Silverthorn and Lucille Teppa

Chair and mentor of the project:
Prof Sarah Whatley, Professor of Dance and Director: Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE), Coventry University

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Free and open to the public. External visitors who would like to attend are requested to book their place in advance by contacting the Research Administrator, Angela Kerkhoff.


 

Research Seminars

Seminars usually take place on occasional Wednesdays from 17.15h-18.15h and are followed by drinks in the Laban Bar - all welcome!

Free and open to the public. External visitors who would like to attend are requested to book their place in advance by contacting the Research Administrator, Angela Kerkhoff.

Wed 07 Nov 2018

17.15h - 18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre
Rebecca Stancliffe
Video Annotation as an Analytic Practice

In the past few decades, film and video have become the go-to method of documenting contemporary movement practices. Affordable and easy to use, these technologies capture instant records of dance. Despite their ubiquity, however, video records have not removed the need, or desire, to conduct and in-depth analysis of dance. 

Since the late 1990s, a handful of researchers and artists have been exploring how artists’ practices can be articulated transmitted using video annotation. Annotation augments the visual data captured in video to draw out important details of dance and movement knowledge. Recent multi-media publications such as Improvisational Technologies (Forsythe et al.1999), Double Skin/ Double Mind (EG|PC 2004) Material for the Spine (Paxton and Contredanse 2008), Synchronous Objects for One Flat Thing, reproduced (Forsythe and OSU 2009), and the Motion Bank scores (2013) use this method with the hope of attracting a broad readership for dance. Using examples from a selection of these multi-media publications, this seminar introduces annotation as a method of analysis that offers the possibility to challenge what is seen, analysed, interpreted and understood about dance.

Wed 28 Nov 2018

17.15h - 18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre
Prof Jonathan Owen Clark and Prof Louise H Jackson
Aesthetic Education and the Phenomenology of Learning

This talk is based on a chapter in the forthcoming edited volume Educational Futures and Fractures: Time and Space in the Neoliberal University (Eds. Breeze, Costa and Taylor). Here we problematise the current limitations of temporal consciousness in contemporary UK-based higher education that has manifested in an accelerated neoliberal present. This is firstly achieved through a phenomenological and pragmatist reading of meaning-formation, learning and temporal consciousness. Further to this, we adopt critical approaches from aesthetic theory and arts reception, and connect these to the positing of a suitable ‘aesthetic education’ that exposes and makes visible neoliberal narratives that are temporally and pedagogically suppressive, thereby linking the phenomenological with the political. We end by examining polylogical pedagogies, particularly in the arts, that are fundamental to ways of resisting and fracturing the foreclosure of potentiality in both learners and educators.

 

Wed 16 Jan 2019

17.15h-18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre

Dr Dominic Murcott (details to be confirmed)

 

Wed 06 Feb 2019

17.15h - 18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre

Prof Sam Hayden (details to be confirmed)

 

Wed 20 Mar 2019

17.15h - 18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre

Dr Michelle Meinhart (details to be confirmed)

 

Wed 01 May 2019

17.15h - 18.15h, Faculty of Dance, Lecture Theatre

Dr Becka McFadden (details to be confirmed)


 

Other Research Events 

Research Lab

Sessions in this module on Research Methodologies for M-level students across both faculties run weekly throughout the year. Topics covered include research methodologies, practice-as-research, collaboration, documentation & archiving and much more. 

As part of the module, a one-day Research Lab Graduate Symposium is scheduled on 20 Sep 2018.

Find programmes for this and details of all other, weekly sessions on Moodle/Research

Open to Trinity Laban M-level and research students only  

Research Degree Programme/MFA Week

18-22 March 2019, various venues

A week of events for research and MFA students during which they share their work in progress. The programme will be published in early March with some of the sessions open to the public. 

Research Group

Sound and Movement Research Group, 16.30h-18.00h

  • Term 1: Wed 31 October 2018, Faculty of Dance, Research Hub
  • Term 2 and 3: meeting dates to be confirmed

Led by Prof Sam Hayden.

Open to Trinity Laban staff and students.

External Visitors who would like to attend events that are open to the public are requested to book their place in advance by contacting the Research Administrator, Angela Kerkhoff 


 

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