Exposing Dialogue Through Dance

Pure Research number twenty was led by Gail Lotenberg of LINK Dance at the Woodward Centre of Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, on June 9th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th, 2012.

Topic of research and goals: Uncover ways to make research dialogues more pronounced in the performance context, not just the research context, of a piece. Find ways to shine a light on the content of our dialogues, and thus make them observable, rather than bury them within the research phase (therefore hidden from the audience and known only to the creators).

General inquiry: What are the some ´spoken word and dance scores´ that allow text and movement to sit in a comfortable relationship with one another?


Lead researcher: Gail Lotenberg.

Participating artists: Cara Siu, Deanna Peters, Brenda Morrison, Roberto Seto, Ruth MacIntosh, Marcela Caceres, Aryo Khakpour, Kaylin Metchie, Chu-Lynne Ng, Jenni Rempel, Shannon Wong, June Fukumura, Minah Lee, Steffi Munshaw, and Conor Wylie.

Nightswimming: Brian Quirt, Rupal Shah, and intern Rachel Steinberg.

Simon Fraser University: DD Kugler.

  Exercise (2)

Improvising exercise done during the workshop.

  Exercise (1)

Improvising exercise done during the workshop.

  Workshop – Day 3

Pictures of the third day of the workshop.

  Workshop – Day 2

Pictures of the second day of the workshop.

  Workshop – Day 1

Pictures of the first day of the workshop.

  Student Participation

List of students that participated in the workshop.

  Revised Research Proposal

Revised research proposal sent after the application submission.


Gail Lotenberg´s Resume.

  Project Description

Gail Lotenberg´s Pure Research project description.

  Application Letter

Gail Lotenberg´s application letter for Pure Research.


Final report on the research project.