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Volume 9, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2040-5669
  • E-ISSN: 2040-5677

Abstract

Abstract

This article explores seaweed from biological, historical and aesthetic perspectives through performance. Dancing in wild places: Seaweed and ocean health is a 40-minute project based on travels and dancing at seven seaweed sites internationally including California, France, Ireland, Iceland, Nova Scotia, Florida and the Florida Keys. Discussion about the challenges and opportunities of linking artmaking and environmental projects is interwoven. A multi-layered format combines informational narratives with performance texts, video links and visual images, amplifying the interconnectedness of ecosystems and including humans as part of nature. The process engages the ecotone between knowing and not knowing, a place of heightened possibility. Amidst current environmental challenges, seaweed reminds us that every discipline has a role to play in the restoration of ocean health. Dance helps us feel; as we feel we care – becoming caretakers of Earth, caretakers of body. Movement is primary in knowing ourselves and the world. Our bodies remember.

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2024-05-19
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Keyword(s): dancing; ecotone; environmental projects; ocean health; performance; seaweed
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