Document Type

Article

Publication Date

August 2009

Journal or Book Title

Cultural Studies - Critical Methodologies

Volume

9

Issue

4

Abstract

Scholarly research in the field of dance begins with the methodological premise that some things are only effectively known through their enactment. This paper utilizes movement practice as a site for cultural research. The imminent, fluctuating and heightened physicality of movement research, reconstructed here in writing, contributes a different perspective toward the understanding of authenticity in relation to the construction of knowledge. The is written in the present-tense from the perspective of the protagonist in order to convey the ethnographic site in progress, and to highlight the visceral aspect of the issues at hand.

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