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Created specifically for the academic conference Future Manifestos: Exploring the Future Potentials of Artistic Doctorates in Dance and Performance, Rach Does Dancing, is a performative lecture, disguised as a dance performance. Or maybe it’s the opposite.

“I will be dancing a lot, using loads of twitchy movement, and I’ll probably say something. If I have time, I might sing a song…” Rachel Krische, 2019

Following on from her own slog through the doctoral process, she attempts (but of course might fail) to reveal that an artistic doctorate in dance can be a vehicle to support a universal equality between words and movement – equalising the value of movement for the word inclined and words for the movement inclined.

It is a rallying cry for a de-commodification of a sort, in a kind of ‘playful two fingers up to’ concrete stuff and a ‘hurrah’ for new forms of alternative intersubjective communication norms for the future human race. It’s incontrovertible proof that dancing is an intellectual (as well as joyful, spectacular and accessible) articulation of knowledge, both explicit and tacit, in and of itself – Yeah!

Using this event as a provocation, Matthias Sperling (Nottdance Co-Curator) will chair a discussion centred around the question; How do we frame artistic research?

Suitable for all.

Commissioned by Artistic Doctorates in Europe with aditional support from Dance4.

Rach Does Dancing by Rachel Krische
presented at iC4C

iC4C, Space 2
Nottingham, NG3 2AR

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