Re-tracing the encounter: Interkinaesthetic forms of knowledge in Contact Improvisation
JOURNAL ARTICLE (PEER REVIEWED)
Pini, S., McIlwain, D. J. F. & Sutton, J. (2016). Re-tracing the encounter: Interkinaesthetic forms of knowledge in Contact Improvisation. Antropologia e Teatro. Rivista di Studi, 7(7), 225-243. DOI: https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2039-2281/6268
We adopted a phenomenological approach, directly engaging with the community of practice of the form of movement under study. We discuss some methodological approaches that we considered in investigating the lived experience of a heterogeneous group of Contact Improvisation (CI) practitioners. We delineate how such a system of movement could provide a unique example for the analysis of the interpersonal dynamics between movers with a different degree of expertise, re-tracing some common paths towards the acquisition of interkinaesthetic knowledge.