This research attempts to answer the following inquiry: How could the interaction between the body and costume be used as a medium to explore deeper relationships between the human being and a limiting context? Dancers interacting with paper-made costumes are a metaphor of the human being interacting with a limiting context, it helps me explore how two elements with an extremely different material nature could interact physically as a unity. The concept of harmony is the umbrella that connects the theory and inspiring approach to practice. Harmony is understood as the agreement or the joint work of different but related parts in a way that uses their similarities to bring unity.
The expected practical outcome is a deeper understanding of the key elements of harmony and how mechanisms of embodiment could be integrated into choreographic tools or methods that enrich my artistic work.
It is important to point out that I am sharing this document as a practice-led researcher under an artistic scope, and not as a strictly theoretical-academic approach.
In this exposition, you will find the framework that inspired and accompanied the investigative activities and interventions that were carried on during phase 1 of the research.
This research explores the concept of harmony. The expected outcome is a deeper understanding of the key elements of harmony and how those could be integrated and manifested into my artistic work.
Harmony can be studied in different fields, however, I am focusing my attention on the following aspects: agreement of ideas, feelings, or actions, or a pleasing combination of different parts, a combination of separate but related parts in a way that uses their similarities to bring unity.
It is important to point out that I am sharing this document as a practice-led researcher under an artistic scope, and not as a theoretical-philosophical approach.
In this basic exposition, you will find the investigative activities and interventions that were carried on during phase 1 of the research.
I am an artist-researcher working on the refinement of my language. As a Mexican choreographer, the search for harmony has been intuitively present for a long time in my personal and artistic life, however, there was a gap between my rational and spiritual motivations and the understanding of its origin, as well as the intuitive understanding of space that guided my creative work.
Through time and practical experience, I came to develop my own tools and the integration of visual metaphors and gestures to create movement material. However, the motivation and intuitive processes that led me to make specific choreographic choices continued to be a mystery.
I surrendered to what my body and intuition knew, and I reconnected, re-discovered with my ancient Mexican roots: a very scientific, naturalistic, and understanding of the universe based on the understanding of harmony as the balance between opposites. A geometrical manifestation of the duality of the universe.
I work in an abstract and physically universal way, where intangible subjects as harmony and love manifest using contrast and spatial oppositions.
I felt the urge to explore meticulously what harmony represents in my work, embracing my natural visual and spatial tendency to understand the universe. I this research I created and refined methods for the generation of movement material inspired in the principles of harmony.