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Retouching and revisiting the strangers within : an exploration journey on the waves of meaning and matter in dance

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This article explores what (working with) matter can tell us that language cannot or does not completely tell, about becoming a sensual, sexual woman free to move smoothly in and with her body. It explores how (working with) matter can transform living in, with and through a body, and how it affects and is affected. The text is centred around “touchpoints,” that is, encounters through touch, as experienced by the first author as a dancer on wheels, and diffracted and narrated through poetry and images interwoven with theory. These encounters are seen as mo(ve)ments in a powerful agential assemblage that holds both danger and transformative possibilities, leading us to reimagine freedom as a river of sparring intensities.
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autoethnography, dance, becoming, agential assemblage, touch

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Blockmans, Inge, et al. “Retouching and Revisiting the Strangers within : An Exploration Journey on the Waves of Meaning and Matter in Dance.” QUALITATIVE INQUIRY , 2020.
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Blockmans, I., De Schauwer, E., Van Hove, G., & Enzlin, P. (2020). Retouching and revisiting the strangers within : an exploration journey on the waves of meaning and matter in dance. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY .
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Blockmans, Inge, Elisabeth De Schauwer, Geert Van Hove, and Paul Enzlin. 2020. “Retouching and Revisiting the Strangers within : An Exploration Journey on the Waves of Meaning and Matter in Dance.” QUALITATIVE INQUIRY .
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Blockmans, Inge, Elisabeth De Schauwer, Geert Van Hove, and Paul Enzlin. 2020. “Retouching and Revisiting the Strangers within : An Exploration Journey on the Waves of Meaning and Matter in Dance.” QUALITATIVE INQUIRY .
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Blockmans I, De Schauwer E, Van Hove G, Enzlin P. Retouching and revisiting the strangers within : an exploration journey on the waves of meaning and matter in dance. QUALITATIVE INQUIRY . 2020;
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I. Blockmans, E. De Schauwer, G. Van Hove, and P. Enzlin, “Retouching and revisiting the strangers within : an exploration journey on the waves of meaning and matter in dance,” QUALITATIVE INQUIRY , 2020.
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  abstract     = {This article explores what (working with) matter can tell us that language cannot or does not completely tell, about becoming a sensual, sexual woman free to move smoothly in and with her body. It explores how (working with) matter can transform living in, with and through a body, and how it affects and is affected. The text is centred around “touchpoints,” that is, encounters through touch, as experienced by the first author as a dancer on wheels, and diffracted and narrated through poetry and images interwoven with theory. These encounters are seen as mo(ve)ments in a powerful agential assemblage that holds both danger and transformative possibilities, leading us to reimagine freedom as a river of sparring intensities.},
  author       = {Blockmans, Inge and De Schauwer, Elisabeth and Van Hove, Geert and Enzlin, Paul},
  issn         = {1077-8004},
  journal      = {QUALITATIVE INQUIRY },
  keywords     = {autoethnography,dance,becoming,agential assemblage,touch},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {10},
  title        = {Retouching and revisiting the strangers within : an exploration journey on the waves of meaning and matter in dance},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1077800418809731},
  year         = {2020},
}

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