Choreographing Creativities: When a Painter and Dancer Collide

By A. W. Brian De Silva.

Published by The International Journal of Arts Education

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When a fine artist meets a performing artist, the ensuing exchange of creativities culminate in and with a series of performances held at various galleries and art spaces in Ireland and Estonia. What is salient with these collaborations lie in the fact that at the time, the fine artist sought to discover his ability in a performing art (dance – 3D) while the performing artist sought to discover his visual abilities (2D) – resulting in a cultural exchange of process, knowledge, and meaning. The aims of this research is to determine what creative process(es) were employed by the two artists in creating the dance performances, and to assess and understand these experiences qualitatively.

Keywords: Choreography, Painting, Experiences, Meanings, Phenomenology and Creativity

The International Journal of Arts Education, Volume 9, Issue 2, February 2015, pp.1-13. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 507.540KB).

Dr. A. W. Brian De Silva

Research Associate, School of Education, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia