Thinking with the body: Mind and movement in the work of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Bickerstaff, David [Curator], deLahunta, Scott [Curator], Petro, James [Curator] and Stanbury, Rosie [Curator] 2013, Thinking with the body: Mind and movement in the work of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Edited by McGregor, Wayne [Consultant], Barnard, Phil, Downie, Marc, Leach, James, Kirsh, David, Rothwell, Nick, Mount, Kevin, Currall, Luke, Ellis, Richard, Blackwell, Alan, Chivers, Malcolm, Coe, Natalie, Deepres, Ravi, Frost, Ben, Maximoff, Catherine, Wattis, Nigel and Magpie Studio, London, England, 19 Sep. - 27 Oct. 2013, London, Eng., Wellcome Collections.

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Title Thinking with the body: Mind and movement in the work of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
Creator(s) Bickerstaff, David [Curator]
deLahunta, Scott [Curator]ORCID iD for deLahunta, Scott [Curator]
Petro, James [Curator]
Stanbury, Rosie [Curator]
Contributor(s) McGregor, Wayne [Consultant]
Barnard, Phil
Downie, Marc
Leach, James
Kirsh, David
Rothwell, Nick
Mount, Kevin
Currall, Luke
Ellis, Richard
Blackwell, Alan
Chivers, Malcolm
Coe, Natalie
Deepres, Ravi
Frost, Ben
Maximoff, Catherine
Wattis, Nigel
Magpie Studio
Conference, exhibition or event name Thinking With The Body. Exhibition (2013 : London, England)
Conference, exhibition or event location London, England
Conference, exhibition or event dates 19 Sep. - 27 Oct. 2013
Publication date 2013
Conference series Thinking With The Body Exhibition
Description of resource 34 days
Publisher Wellcome Collections
Place of publication London, Eng.
Keyword(s) dance
digital art
dance technology
dance cognition
Summary Part 1 INTRODUCTION: An overview of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s collaborations and processes with Scott deLahunta and Wayne McGregor.

Part 2 PROCESS AND CONCEPT TRACKING: Cognitive scientist Phil Barnard and Wayne McGregor discuss PACT, a method of mind mapping.

Part 3 CHOREOGRAPHIC THINKING TOOLS: A series of systems developed for choreographers to engage more fully the imaginations of performers.

Part 4 CHOREOGRAPHIC LANGUAGE AGENT: Choreographic Language Agent (CLA) is a software developed for generating and investigating choreographic ideas.

Part 5 BECOMING: An interactive digital software tool developed to support dance making in the studio.

Part 6/7/8/9/10 DANCE MAKING: Rehearsal footage for Atomos, August 2013. Scott deLahunta, Director of R-Research at Wayne McGregor l Random Dance says: "Our aim has been to enhance and generate new understandings of choreographic practice by bringing the knowledge of dance into conjunction with other fields. Wellcome Collection is expert in organizing innovative exhibitions that show the interaction of ideas from a wide range of domains. Working with them has been a wonderful opportunity to share our collaborative research work, both process and results, with new audiences."

Thinking with the Body was an exhibition at London's Wellcome Collection, offering a glimpse into Wayne McGregor | Random Dance's interdisciplinary research and the impact it has in the rehearsal studio. Staged in the run-up to the first performances of Atomos at Sadler's Wells (Oct 2013), the exhibition featured the results of over a decade of interdisciplinary research into choreographic creativity which has been applied in the studio, in dance education, and to increase public understanding. Wellcome Collection is a free visitor destination exploring the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving improvements in human and animal health. The exhibition finished on 27 October 2013, but the film exhibits are still available to view online.
Language eng
Field of Research 190403 Dance
Socio Economic Objective 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
HERDC Research category J1.1 Major original creative works
ERA Research output type JC4 Curated exhibition or event - Other
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Collections: Faculty of Arts and Education
School of Communication and Creative Arts
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