Phraseless Phrasing


I have now completed the LMA certification program through the LIMS Modular program in Belgium. In my final project I examined phrasing—or rather non-phrasing–in Yvonne Rainer’s Trio A. To find out more check out my abstract and some of the tools I used to conduct my analysis under the Research tab, “Phraseless Phrasing” project –or click here.

Trio A Timeline

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Upcoming Presentations in DC and Irvine

Classes and Workshops, Presentations, Programs Classes and Workshops, Publications, Research

Looking forward to attending the NDEO  conference in Washington DC this October. I will be leading a movement session called: “Exploring Embodiment: Applying Research in Embodied Cognition to Dance Practice.”   

I am also looking forward to returning to my alma mater, UC Irvine in December to present at the Body of Knowledge: Embodied Cognition and the Arts conference. I will be presenting my paper with Professor Thecla Schiphorst, “Untying the Knot of Dance Movement Expertise: An Enactive Approach.”


Untying the Knot Picture

CORD/SDHS 2015 Proceedings Published


CORD/SDHS Athens Proceedings 2015 are now published! Check out my paper with Thecla Schiphorst, “Transmitting and Distributing Bodily Knowledge in the Digital Age”…

Abstract: We explore embodiment in the digital age—a time where dance is now often passed down from body—to computer—to body. While some believe digitally mediated transmission of bodily knowledge to be “disembodied,” we propose that digital technology can extend our conceptions of embodiment by creating more space for knowledge and growth within the field of dance. We seek to understand the expanding notion of embodiment through a case study that examines the transmission of bodily knowledge in the performance Longing and Forgetting. We compare differences in transmitting bodily knowledge through multiple modes: phenomenological accounts, text, and video.

POEME in Kraków, Poland

Interactive Movement Installation, Presentations, Research

Introducing Schrifttanz–POEME’s newest author!

POEME teams up with the ARTeFACT project to explore conceptual metaphors. 

Check out our abstract Schrifttanz: Written Dance/Movement Poems, presented at the Digital Humanities 2016 conference in Kraków, Poland on July 14, 2016.  

Authors: Susan L. Wiesner, Shannon Cuykendall, Ethan Soutar-Rau, Rommie L. Stalnaker, Thecla Schiphorst, Karen Bradley

Pictures from our demo of POEME: Schrifttanz Edition!


Dance Current Magazine Special Feature on Interdisciplinary

Dance Performance, Magazine

Check out the The Dance Current July/August 2016 issue on interdisciplinary collaboration. I feel honored to be quoted in Kallee Lins’ article, “(Re)Active Bodies,” discussing my experience collaborating at SFU in the MovingStories project.  Also featured in the article are 2 dance photos by Reese Muntean. The photo was taken for an interdisciplinary project exploring AI, poetry, and dance with Professor Steve DiPaola.