No Conflict Here

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A performance presentation.

Dance Studies Association Conference, Malta, Saturday 7 July 2018.

In this work we address and discuss the ways in which conflict has challenged – and made possible – our collaboration. Our presentation is built on un/shared belief systems that invite difficult conversations about “conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values”[1]. We reflect on and renegotiate key moments in our choreographic practice where racial antagonism is recognised as productively divisive for our aesthetic aims and working relationship.

[1] Stone, Douglas, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen. 2003. Difficult Conversations. New York: Penguin Books. p.10