Matthew Reason

Watching Dance: Kinesthetic Empathy

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The Watching Dance project used qualitative audience research and neuroscience to explore how dance spectators respond to and identify with dance. It was a multidisciplinary project, involving collaboration across four institutions (University of Manchester, University of Glasgow, York St John University and Imperial College London).

We were funded by a grant from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) from 1 April 2008 to Summer 2011.

For further information visit the Watching Dance website.

Selected publications include:

‘Researching Dance Across Disciplinary Paradigms: A Reflective Discussion of the Watching Dance Project’, in Affective Performance and Cognitive Science: Body, Brain and Being. Ed. N. Shaughnessy. Methuen. 2013. With Reynolds, Pollick and Grosbras.

‘Kinesthetic and related Pleasures: Exploring audience responses to watching live dance’, Dance Research Journal 42(2) (pp 49-75) 2010. With Dee Reynolds.

‘Watching Dance, Drawing the Experience and Visual Knowledge’ Forum for Modern Language Studies 46 (4). 2010.

See publications list for more.


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