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Research Colloquium: Joseph Fort (KCL)
January 26 @ 5:15 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Joseph Fort (KCL). Incorporating Haydn’s minuets: steps towards a somatic enquiry
What does it mean to dance the minuet? This talk will grapple with the ‘tenacious doxa that physical sensations must irrevocably elude language’ (Ginot 2010), exploring the somatic experience of dancing the minuet. Drawing on recent writings in the fields of dance research and somatic studies, Fort will outline an analytical disposition that involves attending to both the kinaesthetic and sonic aspects of dancing a minuet, and will attempt to illustrate this disposition through a personal account of dancing to select passages from Haydn’s Minuets Hob. IX:11. Fort will then situate this somatic mode of enquiry in relation to other musicological attempts to consider movement and the body, considering in particular the questions about musical meaning that it raises.
About the series:
The Colloquia feature leading figures, as well as younger scholars, from across the world. They present their research in papers on all kinds of music-related topics. Graduate students Ella Marshall-Shepherd and Dylan Price organise the series. Presentations are followed by a discussion and virtual drinks reception. Free and open to all Music Faculty students and members.