Falling Again and Again

Wilson, Lisa (2022) Falling Again and Again. Dance Chronicle, 45 (3). pp. 267-271. ISSN 0147-2526

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01472526.2022.2108637

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Falling through life and dance aims to discuss falling “as a reassuring, creative and life-enhancing force” (p. 2) and to engage with gravity’s many possibilities in all its unexpectedness. It invites readers to join the author in an investigation of falling with a spirit of curiosity, intent and reverence while challenging the western assumption that falling is a negative experience. In so doing, Emlyn Claid—the acclaimed experimental choreographer, academic, director, and psychotherapist—delivers a diverse range of ideas linked through the theme of falling that is not governed by a singular perspective but instead draws together multiple voices through an ethnographic approach. Claid has gathered experiences from dancers, artists, and writers that surprise, invigorate, upset, and inspire the reader’s perception of falling. This book is so diverse it is difficult to describe, animating the idea that there is no one way to think about falling.

Keywords:Dance, Falling, Ethnography, Precarity, Identity
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W520 Body Awareness
W Creative Arts and Design > W500 Dance
W Creative Arts and Design > W530 History of Dance
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:18 Oct 2022 15:58

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