A Visceral Kind of Understanding

McKenzie, Vahri (2014). A Visceral Kind of Understanding. Dancewest, December 2014, 18-19.

The work is an artists’ profile of Michael Whaites, Artistic Director of LINK, WAAPA’s graduate dance company, drawing on my case study of Whaites to show how embodied knowledge and physical sensation inform his current choreographic process, and the transmission of this knowledge. As a dancer and researcher I use archival, field research and self-reflection to ask: how do we make creative processes explicit when they’re embedded in task-oriented studio processes?