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Jools Gilson
Dance Matters (Curated Symposium)
The Grammar of Somatics.
Dance House, Dublin
Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures
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In this short presentation Jools Gilson elaborated connections between grammatical forms / tropes and somatics. Following threads raised during a Somatics and Performance Workshop held in August in Cork, she suggests compelling ways in which structures of language haunt embodiment as well as writing. The semicolon is a hesitancy followed by elaboration; something we all recognise from movement practices. The main focus of the presentation is on the metonym, which she proposes as a generative form that allows space for both language and the experience of the body.
Dance House, Dublin