Pollination: A look at collaborations between dancers and social scientists
Tuesday February 5th 2013
Venue: Studio 2, Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle NE1 4BR
Time: 11.30 – 1.30pm
Free, All Welcome.
Contributors: Dr Karen Scott, Lord Richard Percy Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University; Claire Pençak, Scottish based choreographer; Professor Sarah Atkinson Professor in the Department of Geography, Durham University; Tim Rubidge, North East based choreographer.
Together we will consider how arts practice can inform social science methodology by offering different thinking about research processes, different ways of working with research participants and other forms of presentation of research findings and data.
Tim Rubidge and Claire Pençak will bring their experience of having previously collaborated with Dr Sarah Atkinson and Dr Karen Scott and how their experience of cross disciplinary collaboration has energised their practice.
This is a follow on from a day long workshop called ‘The Privileged Word’ held at Durham University in 2010, in which dancers and social scientists met to consider how words are privileged over physical learning and knowledge. Tim Rubidge, Dr Karen Scott and Dr Sarah Atkinson were all contributors to this event.
The session aims to:
- stimulate thinking and confidence amongst dance professionals to consider how their own practice might contribute to other fields of research as well as be stimulated by it
- draw on specific examples of successful collaborations between social science and choreography by way of demonstration
- provoke discussion between the social science and dance communities.
- bring academics into Dance City
- open up new possibilities for dance practitioners in terms of how and where they work
The event will be of interest to anyone interested in collaboration and research.