Writing the Language of the Body: Aine Stapleton's Score

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Áine Stapleton’s choreographic score is a landscape of words within which to compose dance. As a series of possibilities, the score encourages movement using a non-directive vocabulary. The dancer is invited to respond to a score that constructs associations to language. Words are chosen with a specific intention to structure a dance. There are metaphors, juxtapositions of meaning, and words in motion. The score’s text inspires ingenuity and the dance vocabulary is received both as a psychical and physical challenge to overcome predictability.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationPolyphony: Journal of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists
PublisherIrish Association of Creative Arts Therapists
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2020


  • Dance
  • Choreography

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