[dance-tech] Fwd: 23 Feelings in Dance: Call for Submissions

  • From: Silvina Szperling <silvisz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Mon, 3 May 2010 15:46:21 -0400

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From: "Lovatt, Peter J" <p.j.lovatt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 3 de mayo de 2010 6:37:03 EDT
To: MEDIA-ARTS-AND-DANCE@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 23 Feelings in Dance: Call for Submissions
Reply-To: "Lovatt, Peter J" <p.j.lovatt@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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23 Feelings in Dance

To be shown as part of the Edinburgh Fringe August 2010

We invite submissions for a series of 23, 3-minute, dance pieces. Each dance piece should be inspired by one of the “feelings” listed below.

You can create your dance piece in any form of dance or physical theatre and it can include any number of dancers of any age. You can create and submit just one dance piece or you can create and submit several pieces.

The brief is simply that the dance piece should be inspired by one of the feelings listed below and it must not be longer than 3 minutes.

The final 23 pieces of dance will be shown (or danced live if you or your dancers are able attend Edinburgh during August) at the Bedlam Theatre as part of the dance production “Dance Doctor, Dance! The Psychology of Dance Show”. The Psychology of Dance Show is a 50 minute interactive show where Dr Peter Lovatt will discuss, amongst other things, the science of how we recognize emotion in dance.

The 23 Feelings in Dance pieces will be used to illustrate the wide range of emotions that can be communicated through an equally wide range of forms of dance. The Psychology of Dance Show runs for 23 nights (from 6th to 28th August) and one of the 23 Feelings in Dance pieces will be shown on video or performed by your company each night.

At the end of the Edinburgh run it is hoped that a film will be made of the 23 Feelings in Dance with a commentary and interviews with the choreographers.

Submission information

1. To register an interest in the project or to discuss your ideas before you create and film your piece contact Peter Lovatt on P.J.Lovatt@xxxxxxxxxxx

2. Once you have created your piece, film it, and then either post it on YouTube, and send Peter a link to it, or burn the film onto disc and send the disc to Peter at the University of Hertfordshire (address below). Don’t worry too much about the quality of the filming at this stage of the process.

3. Submissions or expressions of interest must be made by Friday 11th June 2010.

List of Feelings

Set 1
love, adore, alive, wanted, lustful, worthy, pity, respected, empathy, awed, enthusiastic, zealous, courageous, hate, unloved, abhor, despised, hurt, miserable, pain, lonely, cynical, worthless, impotent, futile, accursed, abandoned, estranged, degraded, humiliated, shocked, panicky, trapped, horrified, afraid, scared, terrified, threatened, infuriated, furious, exhausted

Set 2
enchanted, infatuated, tender, vibrant, independent, capable, proud, gratified, worthy, sympathetic, important, concerned, appreciated, consoled, delighted, eager, optimistic, joyful, hopeful, valiant, brave, brilliant, disgusted, resentful, bitter, detested, fed-up, frustrated, depressed, sick, dissatisfied, fatigued, worn-out, useless, weak, hopeless, forlorn, rejected, guilty, embarrassed, inhibited, bewildered, frightened, anxious, dismayed, apprehensive, disturbed, antagonistic, vengeful, indignant, mad, torn

Set 3
liked, cared for, esteemed, affectionate, fond, excited, patient, strong, inspired, anticipating, amused, yearning, peaceful, determined, pleased, excited, jolly, relieved, glad, adventurous, peaceful, intelligent, suspicious, envious, enmity, aversion, dejected, bored, forlorn, disappointed, wearied, inadequate, ineffectual, helpless, resigned, apathetic, shy, uncomfortable, baffled, confused, nervous, tempted, tense, worried, perplexed, troubled, disdainful, contemptuous, alarmed, annoyed, provoked

Set 4
friendly, benevolent, at-ease, relaxed, comfortable, content, keen, amazed, alert, sure, attractive, approved, untroubled, graceful, turned on, warm, amused, daring, comfortable, smart, interested, unpopular, listless, moody, lethargic, gloomy, dismal, discontented, tired, indifferent, unsure, impatient, dependent, unimportant, regretful, bashful, puzzled, self-conscious, edgy, upset, reluctant, timid, mixed-up, sullen, provoked

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.


Dr Peter Lovatt
Principal Lecturer & Reader in Psychology
Dance Psychology Lab
School of Psychology
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane
Herts, AL10 9AB

Office: 01707 284608
Mobile: 07765 250 427
Email: P.J.Lovatt@xxxxxxxxxxx

Peter’s Website:  www.DanceDrDance.com

Peter’s Blog on Psychology Today: 

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