Seeing as an active endeavour for the choreographer
Jana Unmüßig’s doctoral research examines studio-based choreographic composition practice that focuses on seeing and visuality from the perspective of the choreographer-director in the context of an expanding notion of dance. Unmüßig highlights the action of seeing, while also considering time as boredom. Seeing is discussed in terms of contemplation and as a way of thinking. Boredom is looked at as a mood; a mood that is fundamental for the composition practice that Unmüßig enquires into, but that can also act as a creative force.
Jana Unmüßig picks up on the notion of “The Choreographic”, developed by artist and performance scholar Jenn Joy, and to it, adds practice-based reflection on the choreographic from the perspective of the choreographer-director. Unmüßig’s research also contributes to phenomenological considerations on seeing and time from the perspective of the choreographic artist.
Jana Unmüßig is a German choreographer who, in addition to the Theatre Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (SEAD), as well as the inter-university centre of dance Berlin (HZT). Unmüßig has done choreographic work since 2007 and has presented works in various international platforms.
Uniarts Helsinki’s Theatre Academy