Pain


Natalie Zervou provides what is a western definition of pain, and that is “a lonely thing.” It is difficult to determine exactly what this means, but it hints at the fact that westerners associate pain, which in context is not just physical pain, to loneliness or lacking support. Even so, with regards to performance, Zervou […]

Honeybee


Honeybee in Greek is Melissa. Melissa is a network in Athens that brings women from the migrant community together to start up better and new lives in Greece. [tome_reference id=”1217″ biblio-id=”1212″]The cofounder, Nadina Christopoulou views this network as a place where women, who have a more intense time in going through the experience of migration, […]

Choreography


From the class, How Movement Makes Meaning, choreography has been defined in various ways. These are: vision translated into motion, transference of embodied knowledge, structure, design, relationship, movements with intent, and sequence. Although the definitions are limited to single phrases and words, they reveal the fact that choreography can be viewed in various ways. However, it […]

Humor


Under the intriguing discussion of Audience and the inevitably crucial relationship between the audience and the performers, Katherine Profeta includes the aspect of humor within the book, Dramaturgy in Motion: At Work on Dance and Movement Performance. The major terms utilized by Profeta, which potentially, define what humor is, are “funny” “punchline” and “playful use […]

Suicide


  The first thought on this…well… It is a controversial term to most. But not so to Hannah Arendt who utilizes the term ‘suicide’ under “We Refugees” within the book Altogether Elsewhere edited by Marc Robinson, to mean freedom; a negative liberty. Arendt mentions that, [tome_reference id=”404″ biblio-id=”402″]“we became witnesses and victims of worse terrors […]

Dramaturgy


In her book, Dramaturgy in motion at work on dance and movement performance, Katherine Profeta provides an insightful introduction of this term, giving various definitions to it as per its history. Mind you that I assumed the word meant, a spectator or some kind of audience. However, Profeta first introduces the term as “what is […]