“…the conversation…” Collaboration, The [Community] [Dance] Artist and The Collective Voice: Towards an Ecology of Community Practice
This postgraduate Practice as Research project interrogates my journey as a [community] [dance] artist transitioning from community dance into being an artist-curator. By exploring alternative forms of togetherness and rethinking notions of community, art and participation, I question my role in so-called community projects. With equal concern for people and art at the heart of practice, I propose that shifting from instigating artist into artist-curator requires the mediation of ‘art as object’ and ‘art as interpersonal exchange’, facilitating immaterial, relational concepts of art into tangible and intangible outcomes. The research is significant to the fields of community dance, participatory arts and curatorial practice.