Cognitive ecologies in dance and performance

Project: Research

Project Details


The project highlights the role of the body in cognition by investigating different dance and performance practices such as Contemporary Dance, Ballet, Contact Improvisation, Body Weather, Screendance–through ethnographic, phenomenological and cognitive ecological frameworks. The project primarily addresses enactments of presence, embodiment and agency in different artistic forms and cultural contexts.
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/08/2023


  • Ethnography
  • Cognitive ethnography
  • Cognitive ecology
  • Dance
  • Phenomenology, affectivity, movement practices, qualitative research
  • Anthropology of dance
  • Performance studies
  • Cultural anthropology
  • Cognitive science


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