I am just dancing: Am I just dancing ‐ A conversation between Amaara Raheem and Simon Ellis

Amaara Raheem, Simon Ellis

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In this conversation, dance-artist Amaara Raheem talks about her choreographic thinking and practice with CHOR co-editor Simon Ellis. They discuss Raheem’s interest in dancing, ritual and research ‘in-residence’, and wonder about the kinds of bodies that dance. They consider how artists intentionally create the conditions for their work and practices to happen. The conversation is in part designed to introduce Raheem as a new co-editor to CHOR’s readership.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-133
Number of pages17
JournalChoreographic Practices
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

© Raheem, A & Ellis, S, 2021. The definitive, peer reviewed and edited version of this article is published in Choreographic Practices, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 117-133, 2021, https://dx.doi.org/10.1386/chor_00034_7

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  • Dancing
  • Intention
  • Meditation
  • Ritual
  • Rural
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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