Speaking as embodied/somatic researcher in collaboration with Associate Professor Kim Jones from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as literal/ephemeral researcher and choreographer –  we presented the process and methodology for our research and embodiment of the contemporary re-imagining of Martha Graham’s lost dance, Imperial Gesture (1935) to The Arts in Society Conference, 2017 in Paris, France.

Our presentation titled Gestural Lineage: Evoking feeling through practiced, intentional gestures for dance reconstruction, resonated strongly with the conference’s themes including:  arts theory and history , authenticity and voice, the ethics of art and arts practice
arts products, aura and artifact, mimesis, sense-making, authenticity, authority and semiotics. I especially enjoyed that we presented research that was both practice and research focused.

I offer special thanks to my research and creative partner Kim Jones as well as Orsolina 28 for an inspired artistic residency.

Here is a link to Rafael Molina’s blog covering our presentation.