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October 2009

Listening across borders: the role of physical, aural and creative listening in cross-cultural performance practice

Slee, S M & Biziorek, A 2009, Listening across borders: the role of physical, aural and creative listening in cross-cultural performance practice, (Paper/Performance Demonstration), 35th annual international conference for Social Theory, Politics and the Arts, London, UK.

Abstract

This lecture/demonstration explores the integration of cross-cultural materials in creative performance practice, investigate the key role of 'embodied listening' in creative development and share the effects of specific methodologies through live performance work. Emerging from collaborative, practice-led research, this event integrates analysis and discussion with physical exercises and performance fragments.

This event discusses conditions and differences in learning cultural materials from primary and secondary sources and the role of 'embodied listening' in fostering greater cross-cultural understanding and creative cooperation. Ethical, logistical and creative issues that arise in cross-cultural collaboration are also examined, along with practical methods employed to address these issues.

The performance portion involves the demonstration of vocal and physical exercises that tune and refine artists' ability to listen: physically, aurally and creatively. The paper/performance culminates in showing of a short performance excerpts from the Lux Aeterna Company and their current work: The Heretic Project, which uses physically-driven performance with a collection of Corsican songs of tradition within orginal devised performance.

Authors

SEEK Members

External Authors

Andrei Biziorek

Publication Details

Type
Paper/Performance Demonstration

Publisher
35th annual international conference for Social Theory, Politics and the Arts
London, UK