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Dance and imagination

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Ana Clara Cabral Amaral Brasil
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Doctoral Thesis
Press: Campinas, SP.
Institution: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Artes
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Examining board members:
Renato Ferracini; Veronica Fabrini Machado de Almeida; Raquel Scotti Hirson; Jussara Corrêa Miller; Lucia Helena Alfredi de Matos
Advisor: Renato Ferracini

The text seeks to create networks of discussion and reflection about the language of dance as a practical training and a creative process. The investigation is based on the articulation of two main axes: the Klauss Vianna's dance technique ("Processo dos Vetores") and the procedures of the "Mímeses corpórea" technique developed by the LUME Theater. This proposition it is the current research of the Núcleo Fuga!, research group linked to the LUME Theater which Professor Renato Ferracini and I coordinate. The technical and creative relationship between the two techniques, the Process of Vectors of Vianna and bodily mimesis of LUME, allows the emergence of conceptual discussions about the practice of dance as an enhancement of imagination in the light of theoretical concepts that consider it as an embedded process. So, essentially, one seeks to experience concepts developed by the Cognitive Scientist Antonio Damásio as a way to map the current state of research on the functioning of the body and the processes of human cognition. The text is also a part of the collective research that integrates the Thematic Project FAPESP "Memory (ies) and small perceptions", coordinated by Renato Ferracini. The conceptual anchor text is then presented as a form of research that involves this way of thinking about dance, a philosophical conceptual basis of the Thematic Project, and some other proposals of contemporary cognitive sciences. The main themes that seek to explore the articulation of these studies refer mainly to the cognitive processes of the body, memory and imagination. As further result of this research process, the solo dance scenic exercise, called "The Present", integrates all the above mentioned theoretical and practical techniques, setting another way to verticalize and present the reflection of the text (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/05680-1 - Affectation and listening between languages
Grantee:Ana Clara Cabral Amaral Brasil
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate