Elizabeth Thomson

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Humanities&Languages

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Choreography of Attention: Aesthetic and Political Experiments in Contemporary Dance Practices

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This research seeks to understand how choreographers and dancers employ attention as a tool for noticing, questioning and stretching towards new perceptions, perspectives and possibilities. Drawing on the work of cultural theorist Jonathan Crary, it explores the paradoxical roles of attention as both a mechanism of power and a mode of resistance.

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