The research project ‘Embodiment in the performing arts. Research into inter-artistic vocabulary for Dance, Drama and Music’ is a follow-up of the exploratory research of ‘The need for an inter-artistic vocabulary for the development of the performer’.
This project derives from the two-year project ‘The role of vocabulary in contemporary dance’ by researchers Natalie Gordon and Caroline D'Haese performed at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in 2016-2017. The researchers developed a vocabulary to describe the “Transferable Skills” (TS) that are part of the identity of every contemporary dancer.
Ellen Dierckx (Drama), Maarten De Splenter (Music) and Karin de Fleyt (coordinator CORPoREAL) want to research if and how these “Transferable Skills” can be interpreted within the artistic languages of music and drama and how they can broaden knowledge and transfer these languages, also in feedback to the domain of dance. They will research common language and domain-specific additions.