Let’s Make a Mess

McKenzie, Vahri (2015). Let’s make a mess. Dancewest, June 2015, 22-23.

The work is an artists’ profile of Jacob Lehrer published in dancewest, the WA edition of the Australian Dance Council magazine. Lehrer is a leading independent dancer and choreographer. It draws on my case study of Lehrer 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 apparently-intuitive improvisational studio processes?