Drawing Outlines, Rossella Emanuele

PhD student award Arts Council grant

PhD student, Rossella Emanuele, has been awarded a £15,000 research & development grant from the Arts Council England for her project dAnCing LinEs to support critical development of new ideas to activate public spaces through choreographed movement.

This R&D project is instrumental to Rossella’s practice-based research, as it explores central issues of her research which considers how the practice of drawing sets itself in dialogue, can be informed by & activated with a performative mode of practice such as dance. Expanding perspectives on the relationship between dance & drawing, dAnCing LinEs concludes a period of research into the relationship between body & line, examining how the body continues beyond its physical boundaries into real space, implicating spatial & social contexts, where audiences’ responses are tested.

The R&D aim is to establish cross artform partnerships with dancers, data capture, drones’ specialists & dance companies for the development of new arts work(s) including live art, choreographic interventions in the public realm & installations in galleries. New methods for engagement with targeted audiences are tested through pilot activities & preliminary drones and data capturing.