Kampe, T (2014) Crossing/weaving. In: Performing Process: Sharing Practice symposium, 6 June 2014, Coventry University.

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This paper aims to expose and articulate how collaborative choreographic processes can be informed through somatic educational practices. Focusing on the Feldenkrais Method (FM), this paper elucidates and questions how this trans-disciplinary dialogue offers a bio-psycho-social model of artistic inquiry. By leaning on choreographic research 'Body/Soma/Self' and artistic play undertaken between 2004 and 2011 the paper gives an insight into attempts to use FM informed processes to facilitate preparatory processes kinaesthetic tuning scores, choreographic vocabulary development and choreographic structuring strategies through corporeal modes of interaction with the social world. Drawing on video footage and process documentation it also illuminates how a choreographic wrestling with limitations inherent within the FM, mainly it's introspective slow attending, serve as starting point for a 'testing of the extreme' (Rywerant 2001) that uses modes of disorientation as choreographic stance. The paper also aims to indicate how the use of FM as an intersubjective tool for choreographic intervention can support a collaborative 'corporeal imaginary' (Castoriadis 2011) towards 'Komplizenschaft' - complicity (Ziemer 2013), 'somatic authority' (Green 2001) supporting shared decision making processes. The paper unpacks how an underlying 'embodied choreographic questioning' (Kampe 2013a) within FM, alike to complexity thinking (Morin 2007) and 'social choreography' (Klien 2008), support notions of transdisciplinarity that affirm alternatives to the 'myth of the lone genius of the artist' (Montuori 2011; 2007; Montuori & Purser 1995) as contemporary modes of choreographic enquiry and production.

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