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Performing The Sacred Archive: Discourses on Reconstruction, Documentation and Interpretation

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-346
JournalDance, Movement & Spiritualities
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

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This article explores the intersections between the dance, biblical studies and performance praxis. It articulates the possible kinds of knowledge(s) that are at the intersection between movement as a performance practice and biblical research. By looking at Adrian Howells’s work Foot Washing For The Sole (2009) as a prototype for Kinaesthetic Hermeneutics, this exploration suggests that Howells’s embodied reading of Luke 7:37–83 provides a methodology for interpreting scripture through the body. This article ultimately seeks to answer the question can the body be a site for biblical exegesis?

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