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Having a ball: Immaterial objects in dance instruction.
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Language and Culture. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2175-8710
2014 (English)In: Interacting with Objects: Language, Materiality, and Social Activity / [ed] M. Nevile, P. Haddington, T. Heinemann, & M. Rauniomaa, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014, 245-264 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper looks at how immaterial objects are manipulated into being for pedagogical purposes. Dance teachers employ objects to visualize subtle tactile and kinaesthetic experiences. The objects emerge in a situated manner within activity metaphors where alternative bodily activities are juxtaposed with the dance movement, taking for granted that these alternative activities are tacitly known or more basic. The objects have a temporally limited existence within activity metaphors that involve verbal explanations as well as embodied demonstrations of both the dance and the alternative activity. Furthermore, participants are shown to orient differently to mere object-implying gestures as opposed to fully-fledged whole-body enactments. In the latter, objects may be maintained collectively across time.

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Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2014. 245-264 p.
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Languages and Literature
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112953DOI: 10.1075/z.186ISBN: 978-90-2721-213-9OAI: diva2:775408
Grammatikens kroppsliga komponent
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, LS10-1238:1
Available from: 2015-01-02 Created: 2015-01-02 Last updated: 2015-01-12

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