Amphibious Trilogies

A toolkit for extended choreography

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A toolkit for extended choreography

(Suggestion: for use by groups of 4-24 persons)

WHAT IS THIS FOR?

This toolkit is designed to help playful, critical and productive engagement in taking up the notion of extended choreography.

Extended choreography refers to … (please fill out your sense and experiences of this)

WHAT IS IN IT?

There is a set of cards in the form of tentacles with key questions.

(Don’t worry that there are more than 8, I’m not a literal creature!)

Additional blank cards may be added.

The questions are given to help you help me tell my stories of living, moving and thinking amphibiously. I’m a central party to the artistic research project called AMPHIBIOUS TRILOGIES.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Form a group and lay the cards out so you can all see them. Please place the question sides facing upwards.

Read the cards out loud to the group.

In pairs, fill out answers to the questions. Keep your notes brief.

(Later you can fill out a larger chart also provided for you)

On the WHITE side of the cards, please answer the questions listed.

On the BLUE side of the cards please note any ideas or suggestions.

TENTACLE CARDS

(Suggestions)

Who am I?

What are my characteristics?

What interests me?

What do I have to say?

How do I move?

What does my movement mean?

Where am I to be found?

How do I communicate?

What are my needs?

What are my creative practices?

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HOW MIGHT YOU USE IT?

Examples of workshops this activity may be used:

  • with the research project team
  • for choreography /dance PhD students
  • with master’s student in choreography
  • in communicating about artistic research projects
  • when discussing extended choreography in arctic landscapes
  • for using design fictions in moving organisational change forwards.

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