Chasing weightlessness : a return to self

dc.contributor.advisorMason, Gesel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRosen, Rebecca
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMonroe, Raquel
dc.creatorMuwwakkil, Love
dc.date.accessioned2023-08-14T20:01:37Z
dc.date.available2023-08-14T20:01:37Z
dc.date.created2023-05
dc.date.issued2023-04-20
dc.date.submittedMay 2023
dc.date.updated2023-08-14T20:01:38Z
dc.description.abstractChasing Weightlessness: A Return to Self is a deeply personal and introspective exploration of my journey towards rediscovering an inherent sense of liberation through locating moments of flight and weightlessness. Reflecting on a series of professional and personal experiences, I identify embodied tools that allow me to grapple with the effects of the imposed colonial archive on the body and seek to answer these questions: What does liberation feel like in my body? How do we navigate and dismantle the imposed colonial archive that lives in our bodies? What strategies can we use to reconnect or resource the inherent liberation in our bodies and instill deep trust of self? What happens when we stop performing liberation and make it a lived experience? I highlight the above questions as a personal road map on my quest for flight and weightlessness. Applying embodied tools as praxis, I explore the creative iteration of my work, ReSourced: Portals of Possibility, side by side with the written documentation, as a collection of embodied attempts to locate and sustain a state of liberation in my body, as a way to counteract the tensions of being both Black and a woman, and to understand the experience of freedom in my first home, the body. This work highlights the tension between oppression and liberation that I am constantly negotiating and invites the reader to have an embodied experience alongside the reading.
dc.description.departmentTheatre and Dance
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/121131
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/47961
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectLiberation
dc.subjectDance
dc.subjectFlight
dc.subjectEmbodied
dc.titleChasing weightlessness : a return to self
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentTheatre and Dance
thesis.degree.disciplineDance
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Fine Arts

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